CHAPTER 482

FORMERLY

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 29

EXPRESSING THE INTEREST OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VETERANS' CEMETERY IN THE STATE.

WHEREAS, within the State of Delaware there are over 79,000 veternas who have had bona-fide membership In the U.S. Armed Forces; and

WHEREAS, the average age of a Delaware World War II veteran is 62 years of age which reflects an ever Increasing need for a veterans' cemetery in Delaware; and

WHEREAS, there is no national cemetery within a reasonable distance of the State of Delaware to meet the needs of Delaware's Veteran population; and

WHEREAS, It is desirable to have a lasting and perpetual place for Delaware veterans to rest with dignity and honor.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 131th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the State of Delaware is desirous of establishing a veterans' cemetery for all veterans legally residing in the State of Delaware and Intends to establish such a cemetery; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the State of Delaware is interested in participating in the Veterans Administration's Program for State Cemetery grants; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Adjutant General of this State, with the assistance of the Veterans' Affairs Committee of the State of Delaware, is charged with investigating the feasibility of establishing a State Veterans' Cemetery and shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than November 1, 1982 on its findings, which report shall Include the projected financial obligation of the State in the establishment and maintenance of a cemetery and recommendation as to the size of such cemetery.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Governor is respectfully requested to submit copies of the report to members of the 132nd General Assembly when It convenes in January 1983 for appropriate action.

Approved July 13, 1982.