(Jan. 29) – In solemn celebration, the General Assembly today honored Coloradans who have served our country in its armed forces.
With scores of veterans, reservists and active-duty military personnel watching on the House floor and in the gallery, members of the House and Senate came to the well to recognize the sacrifice of all those who have served and remind all Coloradans of our continuing responsibility to support our veterans.
Approved by voice votes were these resolutions:
· HJR16-1003, sponsored by Reps. Susan Lontine, D-Denver, and Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs, designating today as Colorado Military, Veterans and MIA/POW Appreciation Day.
· HJR16-1004, sponsored by Reps. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, and Clarice Navarro, R-Pueblo, commemorating the U.S.S. Pueblo, a surveillance ship that was captured by North Korea in 1968.
· HJR16-1005, sponsored by Reps. Angela Williams, D-Denver, and Stephen Humphrey, R-Severance, recognizing the U.S.S. Colorado, a nuclear attack submarine scheduled to be commissioned into the U.S. Navy next year.
· HJR15-1006, sponsored by Reps. Su Ryden, D-Aurora, and Dan Thurlow, R-Grand Junction, designating part of East Sixth Avenue in Aurora as the “Colorado Freedom Memorial Highway.”
· HJR16-1007, sponsored by Reps. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, and Lois Landgraf, R-Fountain, recognizing Coloradans who have served in post-9/11 operations against foreign terrorist organizations, including the Taliban, al-Qaeda and the Islamic State.