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H.Con.Res. 121 (ih) Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the United States in the cold war and the fall of the Berlin Wall. [Introduced in House] ...
H. CON. RES. 121
Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the
United States in the cold war and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
H. CON. RES. 121
Whereas the cold war was an enduring struggle between communism and democracy
throughout the second half of the 20th century;
Whereas an estimated 24,000,000 members of the United States Armed Forces served
during the cold war;
Whereas 400,000,000 people were freed from the bondage of communism during the
cold war in the countries then known as the Soviet Union, East Germany,
Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Estonia, and
Whereas the victory of the United States in the cold war will signify freedom
and security for decades to come;
Whereas the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most significant events of the
20th century, symbolized the triumph of democracy over communism; and
Whereas November 9, 1999, will mark the 10th anniversary of this historic event:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
That it is the sense of the Congress that the Nation should celebrate
the victory of the United States in the cold war and the 10th
anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by--
(1) promoting education about the cold war and its
(2) supporting efforts to establish a memorial museum to
victims of communism that reflects the suffering of millions of
victims worldwide and the role of the United States in
promoting freedom and democracy that led to the end of the cold
(3) celebrating peace, freedom, and the principles of
(4) honoring and reflecting upon the role of the United
States in the international struggle for individual human
rights and the evolution of the free enterprise system; and
(5) recognizing the veterans who served during the cold
Passed the House of Representatives July 19, 1999.
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