On Friday, the Washington State Senate recognized the brave men and women who protect the United States. Senators unanimously adopted a resolution originally proposed by senators Steve O’Ban, Steve Conway, and Steve Hobbs honoring the 100th anniversary of Joint-Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), celebrating the men and women of the armed services.
JBLM is housed on land presented to the base as a gift from the citizens of Pierce County in 1917, and is currently considered to be among the largest and most important bases in the United States.
“There are many issues we debate here that can become partisan and can become geographically divided, but support for our armed services, and for our veterans and their families is absolutely something above which there is unanimity and 100 percent agreement that is heartfelt,” said Lt. Gov. Habib.
The resolution specifically serves to honor “the remarkable deeds of the men and women who have served at JBLM [that] are too numerous to recount, and many have never been told due to the full measure of sacrifice given to the cause of freedom. The gratitude the world owes them for their role in securing liberty is beyond measure.”