STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2009) - Republican Leader Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and the Indiana House of Representatives today honored the bravery and sacrifice of Hoosiers killed in the war against terrorism.
The names of 152 soldiers, sailors and Marines were read from the podium in the presence of the full House and members of the fallen Hoosiers' families.
"It is so humbling for us to look around this room and see families who have given so much," Rep. Bosma said. It gives us perspective to truly appreciate our freedom and those things we sometimes take for granted.
"Thank you from all of us for what your loved ones have done for us."
In its resolution, the Indiana General Assembly offered gratitude, praise and prayers to the families of the 152 fallen men and women from Indiana. As part of the ceremony, the families were invited into the House chamber for the reading of the resolution.
Among the speakers was Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, adjutant general of the Indiana Army National Guard, who also praised the fallen heroes.
The resolution ceremony concluded with the playing of taps.