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111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 157


Expressing the support of the Congress for a National Senior Citizens Day.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 17, 2009

Mr. Latta (for himself, Mr. Klein of Florida, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Fudge, Mr. Rooney, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Sestak, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Meek of Florida, Mr. Arcuri, and Mr. Lipinski) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the support of the Congress for a National Senior Citizens Day.

    Whereas senior citizens have made countless contributions to the strength of the United States through communities and families;

    Whereas in the United States and throughout the world, senior citizens have been viewed with respect, honor, and dignity as sources of wisdom and experience;

    Whereas Senior Citizens Day is an opportunity for communities and families to give back and recognize the accomplishments of senior citizens;

    Whereas the Congress should recognize the importance of senior citizens to the past and future of the United States;

    Whereas the Congress should encourage multi-generational activities to offer opportunities for children and students to listen to and learn from senior citizens;

    Whereas the Congress should urge the people of the United States to honor, respect, and appreciate senior citizens for their contributions; and

    Whereas, Friday, August 21, 2009, would be an appropriate date to observe “National Senior Citizens Day”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress—

(1) supports the goals and ideas of “National Senior Citizens Day”; and

(2) urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities in honor of the contributions to the United States of individuals 65 years of age and older.