Text: H.R.2779 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 110-115 (11/13/2007)
[110th Congress Public Law 115]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
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Public Law 110-115
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
(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
(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
(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
(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
Approved November 13, 2007.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2779:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
Oct. 1, considered and passed House.
Oct. 31, considered and passed Senate.