HARRISBURG – A state Senate committee approved Senate Bill 248 which would pay tribute to veterans of the Persian Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism. The bill would designate March 6 as Persian Gulf War Veterans Day and October 7 as Global War on Terrorism Veterans Day in the Commonwealth. York County Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill sponsored the measure. More than 2.5 million Americans served and over 6,000 Americans, including 324 Pennsylvanians, made the ultimate sacrifice over these two conflicts. Phillips-Hill said we must never forget their service and sacrifice. Under the bill, the governor would be required to issue a proclamation on the days specified in the measure to encourage, but not mandate, schools to observe and conduct exercises recognizing the contributions of the veterans who served in these two conflicts.

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL