Text: H.R.2779 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 110-115 (11/13/2007)

 
[110th Congress Public Law 115]
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Public Law 110-115
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To recognize the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida, as the 
            official national museum of Navy SEALS and their 
          predecessors. <<NOTE: Nov. 13, 2007 -  [H.R. 2779]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. RECOGNITION OF NAVY UDT-SEAL MUSEUM IN FORT PIERCE, 
                              FLORIDA, AS OFFICIAL NATIONAL MUSEUM 
                              OF NAVY SEALS AND THEIR 
                              PREDECESSORS.

    (a) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
            (1) The United States Navy SEALs are the most elite fighting 
        force in the world and bravely serve in combat operations around 
        the World.
            (2) The Navy SEALs trace their roots from the Navy Frogmen 
        of World War II.
            (3) The location recognized as the birthplace of the Navy 
        Frogmen, where thousands of brave volunteers were trained as 
        members of Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater 
        Demolition Teams during World War II, is now home to the Navy 
        UDT-SEAL Museum.
            (4) The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated 
        solely to preserving the history of the Navy SEALs and its 
        predecessors, including the Underwater Demolition Teams, Naval 
        Combat Demolition Units, Office of Strategic Services Maritime 
        Units, and Amphibious Scouts and Raiders.
            (5) The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum preserves the legacy of the 
        honor, courage, patriotism, and sacrifices of those Navy SEALs 
        and their predecessors who offered their services and who gave 
        their lives in defense of liberty.
            (6) The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum finances, operations, and 
        collections are managed by UDT-SEAL Museum Association, Inc., a 
        nonprofit organization governed by current and former SEALs and 
        UDTs.
            (7) The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum seeks to educate a diverse 
        group of audiences through its comprehensive collection of 
        historical materials, emphasizing eyewitness accounts of the 
        participants on the battlefield and the home front and the 
        impact of Navy SEALs and their predecessors, then and now.
            (8) Since 1985, when the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum first opened, 
        it has become home to artifacts and photos telling the history 
        of Naval Special Warfare from the beginnings of Underwater 
        Demolition training in Ft. Pierce, Florida, through the exploits 
        of Navy Frogmen in the Atlantic and Pacific war theaters of 
        World War II, through the role of Navy SEALs in fighting in the 
        War on Terror and in Iraq.

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            (9) The State of Florida, St. Lucie County, Florida, 
        thousands of private donors, and philanthropic organizations 
        have contributed millions of dollars to build, restore, and 
        expand the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.
            (10) The United States Navy and the United States Special 
        Operations Command have provided many of the historical 
        materials and artifacts on display at the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.

    (b) Recognition of National Museum.--The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum, 
located at 3300 North A1A, North Hutchinson Island, in Fort Pierce, 
Florida, is recognized as the official national museum of Navy SEALs and 
their predecessors.

    Approved November 13, 2007.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2779:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
            Oct. 1, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 31, considered and passed Senate.

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