Text: H.J.Res.298 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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--H.J.Res.298--
H.J.Res.298
One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America
AT THE FIRST SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine
Joint Resolution
Designating July 14, 1989, as `National Day To Commemorate the Bastille Day
Bicentennial'.
Whereas the independence of the United States was achieved with significant
assistance from France and from individual citizens of France;
Whereas the ideals of liberty and freedom which animated the people of the
United States during the American Revolution were shared by many of the
people of France and are held sacred by both peoples today;
Whereas the year 1789 was of particular significance in the history of both
France and the United States, marking the opening chapter of the French
Revolution and the concluding chapter of the American Revolution;
Whereas on July 14, 1789, the people of France liberated the hated Bastille
prison, thus signifying the triumph of liberty over tyranny;
Whereas within a period of 31 days, the National Assembly of France approved
the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen on August 26, 1789, and
the Congress of the United States approved the Bill of Rights on September
25, 1789, thereby proclaiming the sanctity of human rights on both sides of
the Atlantic Ocean and guaranteeing them for future generations; and
Whereas France and the United States remain fully committed to the principles
of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen and the Bill of
Rights: Now, therefore, be it
 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
 America in Congress assembled, That July 14, 1989, is designated as `National
 Day To Commemorate the Bastille Day Bicentennial', and the President of the
 United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling
 upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate
 ceremonies and activities.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.

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