NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 380
A JOINT RESOLUTION DESIGNATING APRIL 9, 1975, AS BATAAN DAY AND MAY 6, 1975, AS CORREGIDOR DAY.
Whereas, this great nation is on the eve of its Bicentennial Celebration; and
Whereas, we of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor have played a significant part in the preservation of this great nation; and
Whereas, April 9th and May 6th mark the anniversaries of the end of the epic struggles of American forces and Filipino forces on Bataan and Corregidor; and
Whereas, Bataan and Corregidor symbolize the spirit which moves men of different races and different creeds to fight shoulder to shoulder for their freedom;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
Section 1. That April 9th is hereby designated as Bataan Day and May 6th is hereby designated as Corregidor Day, and the Governor is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of North Carolina to observe such days with appropriate ceremonies and activities in schools, churches and other appropriate places, such as civic clubs, lodges, and all public and private meeting places so that the nation may honor these gallant defenders by making an effort to perpetuate their ideals.
Sec. 2. This resolution shall become effective upon its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 8th day of April, 1975.