WE MUST NEVER FORGET LESSONS OF THE PAST; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 183
(House of Representatives - November 15, 2019)

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                WE MUST NEVER FORGET LESSONS OF THE PAST

  (Mr. BACON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. BACON. Madam Speaker, in an anti-Semitic attack this last week, 
cowards desecrated over 75 headstones of the Temple Israel Cemetery in 
Omaha. Countless headstones were pushed from their bases, with many 
broken in the process. It is vile. It is reprehensible. It is 
disgusting.
  This hateful action toward the Jewish community causes great pain in 
my heart. As Rabbi Abraham of Beth El Synagogue in Omaha recently 
reminded us, cemeteries are one of the most holy places, and the Talmud 
teaches us that ``gravestones are fairer than royal palaces.''
  This attack happened around Veterans Day, which provided a dark 
reminder that the cause of defending freedom and combating hate never 
rests.
  On that note, I call upon the leadership of Congress to move H.R. 
943, the Never Again Education Act by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.
  Education is a powerful weapon combating anti-Semitism, and this bill 
will provide valuable tools in that fight.
  As we near the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, one of 
the darkest chapters in human history, we must never forget the lessons 
of the past so that we never again repeat those horrors in the future.

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