Text: S.Con.Res.119 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

  • TXT
  • PDF (PDF provides a complete and accurate display of this text.) Tip?

Shown Here:
Introduced in Senate (06/06/2002)

 
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[S. Con. Res. 119 Introduced in Senate (IS)]







107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. CON. RES. 119

Honoring the United States Marines killed in action during World War II 
  while participating in the 1942 raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert 
 Islands and expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington 
 National Cemetery, near the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at the 
   corner of Memorial and Farragut Drives, should be provided for a 
                suitable monument to the Marine Raiders.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              June 6, 2002

    Mr. Burns (for himself and Mr. Inouye) submitted the following 
concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
                                Affairs

_______________________________________________________________________

                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
Honoring the United States Marines killed in action during World War II 
  while participating in the 1942 raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert 
 Islands and expressing the sense of Congress that a site in Arlington 
 National Cemetery, near the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at the 
   corner of Memorial and Farragut Drives, should be provided for a 
                suitable monument to the Marine Raiders.

Whereas Congress remembers with profound sorrow, gratitude, and respect the 
        United States Marines who were killed in action during World War II 
        while participating in a combat raid on Japanese forces on Makin Atoll 
        in the Gilbert Islands in August, 1942, and whose remains were recovered 
        from Makin Atoll in 1999; and
 Whereas Congress hopes and prays for the recovery of the remains of 9 
        additional United States Marines engaged in that raid who, after 
        surrendering in accordance with the law of armed conflict, were beheaded 
        by their captors on Kwajalein Atoll: Now therefore be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) the United States Marines killed in action or beheaded 
        in captivity on Makin and Kwajalein Atolls during World War II 
        gave hope to the world by offering up their lives; and
            (2) a place of honor in Arlington National Cemetery near 
        the Space Shuttle Challenger Memorial at the corner of Memorial 
        and Farragut Drives should be provided for a suitable monument 
        to the Marine Raiders, both as a reminder of United States 
        resolve during the dark, early days of World War II, and as a 
        reminder that the heroism and dedication of those Marines 
        represents the sacrifice all members of the United States Armed 
        Forces stand ready to make when the security of the United 
        States is threatened.
                                 <all>