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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress]
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[S. Con. Res. 125 Engrossed in Senate (ES)]

  2d Session
S. CON. RES. 125

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Whereas August 1, 2004, marks the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, when 
        against seemingly insurmountable odds and extreme hardships, Polish 
        citizens revolted against the Nazi occupiers in Warsaw, Poland, in one 
        of the most heroic battles during World War II;
Whereas the Warsaw Uprising was a part of a nationwide resistance against the 
        Nazi occupation, was started by the underground Home Army, and lasted 63 
        days;
Whereas the Polish resistance, many of them teenagers, while heavily outnumbered 
        and armed with mostly homemade weapons, fought bravely against the 
        German soldiers and lost approximately 250,000 civilians and troops;
Whereas to punish Poland for the uprising, the Nazis systematically razed 70 
        percent of Warsaw, including monuments, cultural treasures, and 
        historical buildings;
Whereas the heroism and spirit of the Polish resistance are an inspiration to 
        all peoples in their pursuit of liberty and democracy and are evident 
        today in Polish contributions to the global war against terrorism and 
        the more than 2,300 Polish troops currently deployed in Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom; and
Whereas the heroic undertaking of the Polish underground represents one of the 
        most important contributions to the Allied war effort during World War 
        II and remains venerated in the Polish consciousness, even for the 
        generations born after it ended: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That Congress recognizes the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising 
during World War II which will forever serve as a symbol of heroism in 
the face of great adversity and the pursuit of freedom.

            Passed the Senate July 21, 2004.

            Attest:

                                                             Secretary.
108th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                            S. CON. RES. 125

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising during World 
                                War II.