STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1490
RE: S.R. No. 110
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Transportation and Culture and the Arts and Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs, to which was referred S.R. No. 110 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE FOUNDATION ON CULTURE AND THE ARTS TO COLLABORATE WITH THE OFFICE OF VETERANS' SERVICES TO PLAN AND CONSTRUCT MEMORIALS TO HONOR THE SACRIFICES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF VETERANS FROM HAWAII,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts to collaborate with the Office of Veterans' Services to plan and construct memorials to honor the sacrifices and contributions of veterans from Hawaii.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of Veterans' Services, Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, and one individual. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
Your Committees find that the freedom and security that United States citizens enjoy today are direct results of the sacrifices and continued vigilance of the United States armed forces over the course of the nation's history. As public memorials are an important form of recognition for veterans and military personnel, honoring the sacrifices and contributions of veterans, including veterans from Hawaii, will preserve, perpetuate, and share their legacy. This measure recognizes the sacrifices of veterans from Hawaii who have dedicated their lives to the freedom and security of the United States.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Transportation and Culture and the Arts and Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 110 and recommend its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Transportation and Culture and the Arts and Public Safety and Intergovernmental and Military Affairs,
GLENN WAKAI, Chair
CHRIS LEE, Chair