S.Res.436 - National Children's Memorial Day108th Congress (2003-2004)
Text: S.Res.436 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
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Agreed to Senate (11/18/2004)
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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. Res. 436 Agreed to Senate (ATS)] 108th CONGRESS 2d Session S. RES. 436 Designating the second Sunday in the month of December 2004 as ``National Children's Memorial Day''. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 28, 2004 Mr. Reid (for himself, Mr. Corzine, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Crapo, and Ms. Collins) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary November 18, 2004 Committee discharged; considered and agreed to _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Designating the second Sunday in the month of December 2004 as ``National Children's Memorial Day''. Whereas approximately 80,000 infants, children, teenagers, and young adults of families living throughout the United States die each year from myriad causes; Whereas the death of an infant, child, teenager, or young adult of a family is considered to be one of the greatest tragedies that a parent or family will ever endure during a lifetime; Whereas a supportive environment, empathy, and understanding are considered critical factors in the healing process of a family that is coping with and recovering from the loss of a loved one; and Whereas April is National Child Abuse Prevention month: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL DAY. The Senate-- (1) designates the second Sunday in the month of December 2004 as ``National Children's Memorial Day''; and (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe ``National Children's Memorial Day'' with appropriate ceremonies and activities in remembrance of the many infants, children, teenagers, and young adults of families in the United States who have died. <all>