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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 46


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            November 3, 1999

                                Received

_______________________________________________________________________

                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
  Conferring status as an honorary veteran of the United States Armed 
                       Forces on Zachary Fisher.

Whereas the United States has only once before conferred on an individual status 
        as an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces, when in Public 
        Law 105-67 Congress conferred that status on Leslie Townes (Bob) Hope;
Whereas status as an honorary veteran of the United States Armed Forces is and 
        should remain an extraordinary honor not lightly conferred nor 
        frequently granted;
Whereas the lifetime of accomplishments and generosity of Zachary Fisher on 
        behalf of United States military servicemembers, veterans, and their 
        families through a wide range of philanthropic activities fully 
        justifies the conferring of such status;
Whereas Zachary Fisher is himself not a veteran, having attempted to enlist in 
        the Armed Forces to serve his country during World War II, but being 
        informed that he was ineligible due to a preexisting medical condition;
Whereas Zachary Fisher and his wife Elizabeth have as private citizens enhanced 
        the lives of thousands of servicemembers, veterans, and their families 
        through a wide range of philanthropic activities;
Whereas Zachary Fisher has been honored by each of the branches of the Armed 
        Forces, by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, and by the 
        major veterans service organizations for projects such as the 
        preservation of the USS INTREPID as a sea-air-space museum in New York 
        harbor, the establishment of the Fisher House program for relatives of 
        critically ill members of the Armed Forces and their families, and the 
        furnishing of scholarships and other financial support to families who 
        have lost a loved one in service to their country; and
Whereas Zachary Fisher has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 
        recognition of his extraordinary patriotism and philanthropy: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress--
            (1) extends its gratitude, on behalf of the American 
        people, to Zachary Fisher for his lifetime of accomplishments 
        and philanthropy on behalf of United States military 
        servicemembers; and
            (2) confers upon Zachary Fisher the status of an honorary 
        veteran of the United States Armed Forces.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 2, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,

                                                                 Clerk.

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