RESOLUTION NO. RS2004-322
A resolution supporting the members of the National Guard and Reserve.
WHEREAS, many members of the National Guard and Reserve have or are serving their country in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world; and
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Council realizes that the National Guard and Reserve as essential to the strength of our nation and the well being of our communities; and
WHEREAS, in the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve serve voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession and are trained to respond to their community and their country in time of need; and
WHEREAS, if these volunteer forces are to continue to serve our nation, increased public understanding is required of the essential role of the Guard and Reserve in preserving our national security; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Guard and Reserve must have the cooperation of all American employers in encouraging employee participation in Guard and Reserve training programs; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Council show support for the members of the National Guard and Reserve, and encourage all employers within Davidson County to support their employees’ participation in the Guard and Reserve.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as supporting the members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Section 2. That the Metropolitan Council further goes on record as encouraging
all employers within Davidson County to ensure that:
1. Employment will not be denied because of service in the Guard or Reserve;
2. Employee job and career opportunities will not be limited or reduced because of service in the Guard or Reserve; and
3. Employees will be granted leaves of absence for military training in the Guard or Reserve, consistent with existing laws, without sacrifice of vacation.
Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Tommy Bradley, Buck Dozier, Greg Adkins
|Referred:||Rules & Confirmations Committee|
|Introduced:||June 1, 2004|
|Adopted:||June 1, 2004|
|June 2, 2004|