State of South Dakota  


Introduced by:     Senators Smidt (Orville), Abdallah, Albers, Apa, Bartling, Dempster, Duenwald, Gant, Garnos, Gray, Greenfield, Hansen (Tom), Hanson (Gary), Hauge, Heidepriem, Hoerth, Hundstad, Hunhoff, Jerstad, Katus, Kloucek, Knudson, Koetzle, Lintz, Maher, McCracken, McNenny, Napoli, Nesselhuf, Olson (Ed), Peterson (Jim), Schmidt (Dennis), Sutton, Turbak, and Two Bulls  

         A RESOLUTION,  Expressing the South Dakota Legislature's gratitude and support for all military personnel's sacrifice in the ongoing war against terrorism, especially those in harm's way in Iraq and Afghanistan.
     WHEREAS,  more than 5,500 South Dakotans have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Persian Gulf region in the War on Terror as members of the regular Armed Forces, the South Dakota National Guard, and the Armed Forces Reserves; and
     WHEREAS,  twenty South Dakotans have lost their lives while serving their country in Operation Iraqi Freedom; and
     WHEREAS,  all South Dakotans support at all times our military forces in the performance of their assigned duties both at home and abroad:
     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,  by the Senate of the Eighty-second Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the South Dakota Legislature, on behalf of the citizens of South Dakota, express our deepest thanks, gratitude, and support to the men and women of South Dakota who are serving in our military forces for the sacrifices they and their families

have made.