HARRISBURG – Legislation suggested by a Spring Grove veteran received the unanimous support of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, according to the bill’s sponsors, Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York). Harold E. Redding served 22 years in the United States Army, climbing to the rank of first sergeant, and served during the Vietnam War. Redding worked with U.S. Senator Pat Toomey to have the federal government formally recognize March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. He approached Phillips-Hill and Grove about sponsoring legislation at the state level to designate March 6 as Persian Gulf War Veterans Day and Oct. 7 as Global War on Terrorism Veterans Day in the Commonwealth. The legislation would require the governor to annually issue a proclamation encouraging all public schools and educational institutions to observe these special days by conducting exercises recognizing the contributions and sacrifices made by these veterans. The proposal now moves to the floor of the House of Representatives for further consideration.

SEN. KRISTIN PHILLIPS-HILL

REP. SETH GROVE