Summary: S.Res.239 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/26/2011)

Acknowledges: (1) the accomplishments and sacrifices of the Hui Panala 'au colonists on the islands of Howland, Baker, Jarvis, Canton, and Enderbury from 1935 through 1942; and (2) the local, national, and international significance of the seven-year colonization of such islands by the United States, which resulted in the United States extending sovereignty into the Equatorial Pacific.

Recognizes and commends the accomplishments, sacrifices, and contributions of more than 130 young men, the majority of whom were Native Hawaiian, who participated in the Equatorial Pacific colonization project.

Extends condolences to families on such islands who lost loved ones in the service of the United States and apologizes for the lack of compensation afforded to those families.