I didn't know this, but in 1941, the state of Vermont passed a resolution enabling its servicemen to receive wartime bonuses by declaring the US to be in a state of armed conflict, thus give rise to headlines that Vermont had declared war on Germany. This reminds me of what happened here in Louisiana during the Persian Gulf War (part 1) of a similar nature. When many of the national guard and reserve units were being called up prior to the commencing of hostilities, state legislators declared that those members of various police departments in the state should keep their state supplemental pay while called up. At the time the amount was $260.00 a month for LEO and EMTs and firemen. Good thing that the war was a real short one.