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H.J.Res. 102 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
H. J. RES. 101
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 14, 2000
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Recognizing the 225th birthday of the United States Army.
Whereas on June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress, representing the
citizens of 13 American colonies, authorized the establishment of the
Whereas the collective expression of the pursuit of personal freedom that caused
the authorization and organization
of the United States Army led to the adoption of the Declaration of
Independence and the codification of the new Nation's basic principles
and values in the Constitution;
Whereas for the past 225 years, the Army's central mission has been to fight and
win the Nation's wars;
Whereas whatever the mission, the Nation turns to its Army for decisive victory;
Whereas the 172 battle streamers carried on the Army flag are testament to the
valor, commitment, and sacrifice of the brave soldiers who have served
the Nation in the Army;
Whereas Valley Forge, New Orleans, Mexico City, Gettysburg, Verdun, Bataan,
Normandy, Pusan, the Ia Drang Valley, Grenada, Panama, and Kuwait are
but a few of the places where soldiers of the United States Army have
won extraordinary distinction and respect for the Nation and its Army;
Whereas the motto of ``Duty, Honor, Country'' is the creed by which the American
soldier lives and serves;
Whereas the United States Army today is the world's most capable and respected
Whereas future Army forces are being prepared to conduct quick, decisive, highly
sophisticated operations anywhere, anytime; and
Whereas no matter what the cause, location, or magnitude of future conflicts,
the Nation can rely on its Army to produce well-trained, well-led, and
highly motivated soldiers to carry out the missions entrusted to them:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,
That Congress, recognizing the historic significance of the 225th
anniversary of the United States Army--
(1) expresses the appreciation of the people of the United
States to the Army and the soldiers who have served in it for
225 years of dedicated service;
(2) honors the valor, commitment, and sacrifice that
American soldiers have displayed throughout the history of the
(3) calls upon the President to issue a proclamation--
(A) recognizing the 225th birthday of the United
States Army and the dedicated service of the soldiers
who have served in the Army; and
(B) calling upon the people of the United States to
observe that anniversary with appropriate ceremonies
Passed the House of Representatives June 13, 2000.
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