S.Res.109 - A resolution acknowledging and honoring brave young men from Hawaii who enabled the United States to establish and maintain jurisdiction in remote equatorial islands as prolonged conflict in the Pacific led to World War II.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI] (Introduced 03/24/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/21/2015 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and an amended preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.109 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (05/21/2015)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Honors the accomplishments of the Hui Panala 'au colonists and the young men who helped secure and maintain U.S. jurisdiction over equatorial islands in the Pacific Ocean during the years leading up to and the months immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II.
Acknowledges 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 the dedication of the young men, the majority of whom were Native Hawaiian, who participated in the Equatorial Pacific colonization project.
Extends condolences to the families of Carl Kahalewai, Joseph Keliihananui, and Richard Whaley for the loss of their loved ones in the service of the United States.