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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 648         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 967


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Alice Hanlon Peisch and Harold P. Naughton, Jr.


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying resolution:

Resolutions in support of a two minute moment of silence honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.






Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

David M. Torrisi

14th Essex

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

William N. Brownsberger


Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

James E. Vallee

10th Norfolk

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Geraldine M. Creedon

11th Plymouth

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Alice K. Wolf

25th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

David B. Sullivan

6th Bristol

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 648        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 967

By Ms. Alice  Hanlon Peisch of Wellesley, petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 00967) of John W Scibak and others for the adoption of Resolutions by the House of Representatives in support of the national observation of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day of each year to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Services. Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



Resolutions in support of a two minute moment of silence honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.


              RESOLUTION in support of a two minute moment of silence honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services

              Presented by Representatives Alice Hanlon Peisch and Harold Naughton Jr.

              WHEREAS, on November Eleventh of each year since 1919, veterans of the U.S. Armed Services are honored; and

              WHEREAS, it is desirable to have a uniform time throughout the country when an actual acknowledgment occurs during that day; and             

              WHEREAS, Michael and Daniel Bendetson, students residing in Weston, have suggested that a national two minute moment of silence occur on November Eleventh of each year to observe and honor our veterans; therefore be it

              RESOLVED, that the Massachusetts House of Representatives hereby lends its support to the establishment of a two minute moment of silence at 2p.m. Eastern Standard Time, 1p.m. Central Standard Time, 12p.m. Mountain Standard Time, 11a.m. Pacific Time, 10a.m. Alaskan Standard Time and 9a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time, and to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its Subdivisions making every effort to participate and encourage participation in said two minute moment of silence.

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