Monday, March 24, 2008

Lawmakers honor the US Army Reserve

Lawmakers honored the men and women who have enlisted in the US Army Reserve since its debut 100 years ago in a special floor presentation during the Hawaii State Legislative session. The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Joe Bertram, outlines the history of the US Army Reserve, from its modest beginning as a corps aiding the medical department of the US Army to its present-day skilled military force of over one million soldiers serving in the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan and 18 other countries.

Rep. Rida Cabanilla also recognized the legacy of Filipino civilian soldiers who have chosen to protect the country that they have adopted. The US Congress recently marked the centennial of Filipino immigration to the United States.

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