H.J.Res.219 - Designating September 17, 1993, as "National POW/MIA Recognition Day" and authorizing display of the National League of Families POW/MIA flag.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] (Introduced 06/24/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/21/1993 For Further Action See S.J.Res.126. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.J. Res. 219 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. J. RES. 219 Designating September 17, 1993, as ``National POW/MIA Recognition Day'' and authorizing display of the National League of Families POW/MIA flag. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 24, 1993 Mr. Gilman introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Post Office and Civil Service and Veterans' Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION Designating September 17, 1993, as ``National POW/MIA Recognition Day'' and authorizing display of the National League of Families POW/MIA flag. Whereas the United States has fought in many wars and thousands of Americans who served in those wars were captured by the enemy or listed as missing in action; Whereas many American prisoners of war were subjected to brutal and inhumane treatment by their enemy captors in violation of international codes and customs for the treatment of prisoners of war, and many such prisoners of war died from such treatment; Whereas many of these Americans are still listed as missing and unaccounted for, and the uncertainty surrounding their fates has caused their families to suffer tragic and continuing hardships; Whereas, in Public Law 101-355, the Federal Government officially recognized and designated the National League of Families POW/MIA flag as the symbol of the Nation's concern and commitment to accounting as fully as possible for Americans still prisoner, missing in action, or unaccounted for in Southeast Asia; and Whereas the sacrifices of Americans still missing and unaccounted for from all our Nation's wars and their families are deserving of national recognition and support for continued priority efforts to determine the fate of those missing Americans: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY. September 17, 1993, is designated as ``National POW/MIA Recognition Day'', and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT TO DISPLAY NATIONAL LEAGUE OF FAMILIES POW/MIA FLAG. (a) In General.--The POW/MIA flag shall be displayed-- (1) at all national cemeteries and the National Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 31, 1993 (Memorial Day), September 17, 1993 (National POW/MIA Recognition Day), and November 11, 1993 (Veteran's Day); and (2) on, or on the grounds of, the buildings specified in subsection (b) on September 17, 1993; as the symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to accounting as fully as possible for Americans still prisoner, missing, and unaccounted for, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation. (b) Buildings.--The buildings specified in this subsection are-- (1) the White House; and (2) the buildings containing the primary offices of the-- (A) Secretary of State; (B) Secretary of Defense; (C) Secretary of Veterans Affairs; and (D) Director of the Selective Service Commission. (c) POW/MIA Flag.--As used in this section, the term ``POW/MIA flag'' means the National League of Families POW/MIA flag recognized officially and designated by section 2 of Public Law 101-355. <all>