WHEREAS, the work of the NAACP members at the local level is critical to the life of the NAACP; and
WHEREAS, many members have served this Association with distinction and honor; and
WHEREAS, these members have contributed to and positively influenced the lives of millions of Americans; and
WHEREAS, members having dedicated themselves to advocate for the interests of the disenfranchised citizen and have exhibited leadership and commitment in the struggle against all forms of discrimination and inequality; and
WHEREAS, the distinguished services and efforts of members have earned them the gratitude and recognition of the public, the respect and admiration of colleagues and community leaders, and the enduring affection of family and friends; and
WHEREAS, a quarter century and a half century of membership in and services to the NAACP should be formally recognized by the NAACP.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP shall issue "Silver Certificates" to living members having continuously maintained their membership for 25 years, and "Gold Certificates" to living members having continuously maintained their membership for 50 years, as submitted by units and list their names on a "Silver/Gold Certificate Honor Roll of Service;" and
BE IF FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP shall acknowledge the names of those members now deceased, having served 25 years and 50 years, as submitted by units by listing their names on a "Silver/Gold Certificate Honor Roll of Service."