Text: H.Res.1442 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1442

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                    September 30 (legislative day, September 29), 2010.
Whereas United States citizens of every race, class and ethnic background from 
        every State and territory have made memorable sacrifices as members of 
        the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy that 
        have revolutionized armed conflict;
Whereas the United States has produced a legacy of pioneering military minds 
        since Congress first appointed George Washington in 1775 as general and 
        commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution;
Whereas since then, citizen soldiers of the United States have valiantly 
        overcome monumental odds, exhibited leadership in the face of superior 
        forces, and achieved victory on battlefields at home and around the 
        world when this Nation or its people have been threatened;
Whereas 3,468 Medals of Honor--the Nation's highest decoration--have been 
        awarded to United States veterans for Homeric courage and sacrifices 
        above and beyond the call of duty in the line of fire defending the 
Whereas the names of these recipients and other veterans of the United States 
        Armed Forces have been recorded in the histories of other nations where 
        they served in air, on land, and at sea defending freedom and protecting 
Whereas the founding of the United States and its continued existence can be 
        documented through the actions, leadership, and protection of its 
        freedoms through the efforts of the United States Armed Forces;
Whereas November 11 was originally declared Armistice Day to commemorate the 
        sacrifices of United States soldiers in World War I and later designated 
        by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 as a day to honor all United 
        States veterans;
Whereas members of the United States Armed Forces have played and continue to 
        play a critical economic, cultural, and societal role in protecting the 
        life of the Nation by their dedicated service, prowess, and resolve;
Whereas despite these contributions, the role of veterans and the wars in which 
        they served have been consistently undervalued and overlooked in the 
        history of the Nation, and their stories diminished in American 
Whereas November would be an appropriate month to designate as United States 
        Military History Month and State legislatures and assemblies have been 
        requested to issue proclamations designating November as United States 
        Military History month and to encourage students to study this vital 
        subject and participate in Veterans Day activities: Now, therefore, be 
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) supports the goals and ideals of United States Military History 
        Month; and
            (2) encourages the President to issue a proclamation to emphasize 
        the importance of United States Military History Month.