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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. CON. RES. 296

Recognizing the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 1, 2010

Mr. Poe of Texas (for himself, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Marshall, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Schock, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Costa, Mr. Perriello, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Jones, Mr. Buyer, Mr. Turner, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Tiahrt, Ms. Shea-Porter, and Mr. Issa) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Recognizing the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Whereas the brave men and women of the United States made tremendous sacrifices during World War II to save the world from tyranny and aggression;

Whereas over 16,000,000 people served in the United States Armed Forces during World War II;

Whereas over 400,000 men and women of the United States Armed Forces gave their lives in defense of freedom around the world during World War II;

Whereas World War II fundamentally reshaped the international geopolitical landscape, as well as the economic, political, and cultural institutions of the United States;

Whereas World War II involved a clear choice between democracy and tyranny and involved the United States as a whole in a worldwide battle against the forces of fascism and oppression;

Whereas celebrations around the United States and the world reflected the overwhelming sense of relief and exhilaration felt by those citizens of Allied nations at the end of World War II; and

Whereas on the morning of September 2, 1945, Japan formally surrendered on board the battleship USS Missouri: Now, therefore, be it

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

(1) recognizes the 65th anniversary of the surrender of the Government of Japan and the end of World War II; and

(2) honors the thousands of men and women of the United States Armed Forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice and gave their lives in defense of freedom and liberty.