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[S. Con. Res. 62 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]







108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
S. CON. RES. 62

       Honoring the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                July 25 (legislative day, July 21), 2003

   Mr. Daschle (for himself, Mr. Hagel, and Mr. Levin) submitted the 
  following concurrent resolution; which was considered and agreed to

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
       Honoring the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans.

Whereas Sunday, July 27, 2003, marks the 50th anniversary of the armistice 
        ending the Korean War;
Whereas nearly 1,800,000 members of the United States Armed Forces answered 
        their Nation's call to duty and served in Korea during the Korean War;
Whereas, during the 3-year period of the Korean War, more than 36,500 Americans 
        died and more than 100,000 were wounded in some of the bloodiest, most 
        horrific fighting in the history of warfare;
Whereas the bloodshed and sacrifice of these soldiers made possible the 
        development of a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful Republic of Korea;
Whereas our troops in Korea were at the forefront of a long and difficult 
        struggle against Communism and oppression that ultimately brought 
        freedom to millions of people around the world;
Whereas the Korean War accelerated the final desegregation of the United States 
        Armed Forces and stands as a milestone along the road to racial 
        equality; and
Whereas it has taken decades for the people of this Nation to understand and 
        appreciate the significance of the Korean War and the lasting 
        accomplishments of those who fought in the war, leaving these veterans 
        without the recognition and respect they so rightfully deserve: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) declares its appreciation for the significant and 
        enduring accomplishments of our Nation's Korean War veterans;
            (2) remains committed to the ideals of freedom, peace, and 
        democracy on the Korean Peninsula; and
            (3) affirms its commitment to preserving the memory of 
        those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Korean War, and to 
        educating future generations about the achievements of our 
        Nation's Korean War heroes.
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