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Text of A concurrent resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Armed Forces.

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 19, 1998 but was never passed by the House. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 19, 1998 (Resolution Agreed to).

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SCON 104 ATS

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. CON. RES. 104

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Armed Forces.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

JUNE 19, 1998

Ms. MOSELEY-BRAUN (for herself and Mr. LEVIN) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was considered and agreed to


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Armed Forces.

Whereas 50 years ago on July 28, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order No. 9981 that stated that it is essential that there be maintained in the Armed Services of the United States the highest standards of democracy, with equality of treatment and opportunity for all those who serve in our country’s defense;

Whereas President Truman declared that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the Armed Services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin;

Whereas soon after the Executive order was issued American soldiers fighting in Korea led the way to a fully integrated Army;

Whereas after the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Armed Forces resolved to implement the legislation as a new opportunity to provide all members of the Armed Forces with freedom from discrimination within and outside its military communities;

Whereas the efforts of the Armed Forces to ensure the equality of treatment and opportunity for its members contributed significantly to the advancement of that goal for all Americans;

Whereas minorities serve today in senior leadership positions throughout the Armed Forces, as officers, senior noncommissioned officers, and civilian leaders; and

Whereas the Armed Forces have demonstrated a total and continuing commitment to ensuring the equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the Total Force, both military and civilian: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That Congress--

      (1) commends the United States Armed Forces for its efforts, leadership, and success in providing equality of treatment and opportunity; and

      (2) recognizes the commemoration by the Department of Defense on July 24, 1998, of the 50th anniversary of the integration of the Armed Forces.