Text of Congratulating the Navy League of the United States on the occasion of the centennial of the organization’s founding.
This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 24, 2002 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 25, 2002 (Referred to Senate Committee).
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H. CON. RES. 416
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 25, 2002
June 25, 2002
Received and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
Congratulating the Navy League of the United States on the occasion of the centennial of the organization’s founding.
Whereas the Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt to serve and support the United States sea services, namely the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine;
Whereas the Navy League has more than 77,000 active members;
Whereas the Navy League is unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian organization dedicated to the education of American citizens and the support of the members of the sea services and their families;
Whereas the Navy League supports active duty members of the sea services through the adoption of naval vessels, installations, and units and the hosting of commissioning ceremonies, award programs, and other recognition programs;
Whereas the Navy League supports America’s young people through its youth programs, including sponsorship of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Navy League Scholarship Program, and through its promotion of youth-oriented activities in local communities, such as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and other recognized youth programs;
Whereas the Navy League is widely respected by citizens, community and industry leaders, and public officials; and
Whereas Navy League programs are welcomed in communities throughout the United States, and members of the Navy League are recognized for their integrity and patriotism: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress, on the occasion of the centennial of the founding of the Navy League of the United States in 1902, congratulates the Navy League and its members for their role as the foremost civilian organization dedicated to supporting the United States sea services.
Passed the House of Representatives June 24, 2002.