CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH BRACHMAN; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 105
(Extensions of Remarks - July 17, 1996)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                           HON. MARTIN FROST

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 17, 1996

  Mr. FROST. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to 
bring to the attention of my colleagues a very special day for Sarah 
Brachman of Fort Worth, TX. On August 24, 1996, 13-year-old Sarah will 
have her Bat Mitzvah
  A Bat Mitzvah is a milestone event for every Jewish child at the age 
of 13. It marks the passage from childhood to adulthood according to 
the Jewish religion. During a Bat Mitzvah, the child will lead her 
congregation in services and will read from the Torah.
  While the occasion of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is always significant, 
this one carries extra weight and meaning. Sarah is a child with Down 
syndrome who, with the support of her family and community, has studied 
for years in order to be able to lead her congregation's services on 
this momentous day.
  This Bat Mitzvah is a tribute to the will and perseverance of a 
loving child who has overcome significant handicaps to accomplish 
wonderful things.