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Passed House amended (09/28/1989)

Designates October 27, 1989, as National Hostage Awareness Day in recognition of the 42d birthday of Terry Anderson, his fifth in captivity.

Calls for efforts to have such date declared International Hostage Day by the United Nations.

Urges all nations and international agencies to work to secure the release of the hostages by exerting influence on the hostage takers or the nations involved.

Calls for prayer for the release of all U.S. and foreign hostages in Lebanon and the ringing of bells at noon on such date to honor the hostages.