H.J.Res. 6 (103rd): Designating April 9, 1993, and April 9, 1994, as “National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day”.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Jan 05, 1993 (Introduced).

Status & Summary | PDF | Source: GPO

HJ 6 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 6

Designating April 9, 1993, and April 9, 1994, as ‘National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 1993

Mr. APPLEGATE introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service


JOINT RESOLUTION

Designating April 9, 1993, and April 9, 1994, as ‘National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day’.

Whereas the United States has fought in many wars;

Whereas thousands of members of the armed forces of the United States who served in such wars were captured by the enemy and held as prisoners of war;

Whereas many such prisoners of war were subjected to brutal and inhumane treatment by their captors in violation of international codes and customs for the treatment of prisoners of war and died, or were disabled, as a result of such treatment; and

Whereas the great sacrifices of such prisoners of war and their families deserve national recognition: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That April 9, 1993, and April 9, 1994, is designated as ‘National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day’ in honor of the members of the armed forces of the United States who have been held as prisoners of war, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to commemorate such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.