2004 Adopted Resolutions
72nd Annual Meeting
Boston

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RECOGNITION AND SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN WAR MOTHERS ORGANIZATION

WHEREAS, the American War Mothers is a patriotic organization formally established in 1918 and originally composed of mothers whose sons and daughters served in the United States Armed Forces between April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918; and

WHEREAS, the United States Congress chartered the American War Mothers as a national organization in February 1925, and later expanded its membership to mothers whose sons and daughters had served in wars in which the U.S. was engaged after World War I, including World War II, the Korean Conflict, and any subsequent wars or conflicts involving the United States; and

WHEREAS, the goals of the organization are to “keep alive and develop the spirit that prompted world service, to maintain the ties of fellowship born of that service, and to assist and further any patriotic work; to inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation; to work for the welfare of the Armed Forces of the United States; to assist in any way in their power men and women who served and were wounded or incapacitated in World Wars or Conflicts of the United States; to foster and promote friendship and understanding between American and the Allies;” and

WHEREAS, the American War Mothers is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-partisan, and non-profit organization limited to women who are citizens of the United States, whose sons and daughters served in the Armed Forces of the U.S. or its Allies in World War I, World War II, and Korean and Vietnam Conflicts, or any subsequent wars or conflicts, and were honorably discharged,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors expresses its support for the organization entitled American War Mothers for the sacrifice of mothers whose children have defended their country in time of war and conflict and for the goals of the organization, which promote patriotism, commitment to the community and nation, support of the Armed Forces of the United States, and the promotion of friendship and understanding in the world.