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SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS
(Senate - May 24, 2012)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 472--DESIGNATING OCTOBER 7, 2012, AS ``OPERATION 
                    ENDURING FREEDOM VETERANS DAY''

  Mr. ENZI (for himself, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Blumenthal, and Mr. Begich) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
on the Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 472

       Whereas the initial volley of Operation Enduring Freedom 
     took place in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, and October 7, 
     2012, marks the eleventh anniversary of the war;
       Whereas Operation Enduring Freedom, launched in response to 
     the terrorist attacks committed against the United States on 
     September 11, 2001, targeted al-Qaida and the Taliban 
     protectors of al-Qaida in Afghanistan;
       Whereas Operation Enduring Freedom is the longest ongoing 
     war in which the United States is involved;
       Whereas the wounded warriors who have served in Operation 
     Enduring Freedom carry the scars of war, both seen and 
     unseen;
       Whereas nearly 1,800 patriots in the United States Armed 
     Forces have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in 
     Afghanistan;
       Whereas the war in Afghanistan should not fade from the 
     hearts and minds of the people of the United States; and
       Whereas the ongoing sacrifices made by the men and women of 
     the Armed Forces should be recognized and honored: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates October 7, 2012, as ``Operation Enduring 
     Freedom Veterans Day'';
       (2) honors the brave men and women who gave their lives 
     while serving the United States in Operation Enduring 
     Freedom; and
       (3) encourages the people of the United States to salute 
     the more than half a million men and women who have served 
     bravely in Afghanistan to preserve our shared security and 
     freedom.

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