SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 115
(Senate - June 23, 2020)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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    SENATE RESOLUTION 636--RECOGNIZING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 
    COMMENCEMENT OF CONTINUOUS OPERATIONS OF THE STARS AND STRIPES 
 NEWSPAPER IN THE PACIFIC AND THE INVALUABLE SERVICE OF THE STARS AND 
STRIPES AS THE ``HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER'' FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES, 
   CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, AND FAMILY MEMBERS STATIONED ACROSS THE GLOBE

  Mr. GRAHAM submitted the following resolution; which was referred to 
the Committee on the Judiciary:

                              S. Res. 636

       Whereas May 14, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the 
     commencement of continuous operations, in service to the 
     military community of the United States, of Stars and Stripes 
     in the Pacific, a military newspaper established in Honolulu 
     to provide an independent, uncensored news source for members 
     of the Armed Forces fighting in World War II;
       Whereas Stars and Stripes was heralded for indispensable 
     service when it was initially established during the Civil 
     War and again during World War I, when General John J. 
     Pershing reestablished Stars and Stripes to provide news and 
     information as an important morale-building force for 
     soldiers serving in the American Expeditionary Force;
       Whereas, after its permanent formation in World War II, 
     Stars and Stripes started printing in Tokyo, Japan, on 
     October 3, 1945, working in requisitioned space formally 
     occupied by the Japan Times, and excelled in its mission 
     across every theater of war, leading President Harry S. 
     Truman to say later, ``In Africa, Europe and the Pacific, The 
     Stars and Stripes has established itself as a cherished and 
     important soldier's institution.'';

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       Whereas Stars and Stripes has continuously covered news 
     ``about the military, for the military'' in conflicts from 
     World War II to Korea to Vietnam to Bosnia and Kosovo to Iraq 
     and Afghanistan; and
       Whereas, while readership of newspapers has declined in 
     recent years and technology has evolved, Stars and Stripes 
     has innovated in finding new ways and products to deliver the 
     ``hometown news'' to the broadest portion of the military 
     community, and through internet versions of the newspaper, 
     social media, and other products, Stars and Stripes is now 
     reaching 1,300,000 readers each day: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate, on the occasion of the 75th 
     anniversary of the commencement of continuous operations of 
     Stars and Stripes in the Pacific--
       (1) commemorates this important milestone in the history of 
     an important institution of the United States; and
       (2) congratulates and honors the men and women of Stars and 
     Stripes, past and present, who have so diligently served the 
     United States military community.

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