H. RES. 1005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 12, 2010
Mr. Massa (for himself, Mr. Driehaus, Mr. Skelton, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Murphy of New York, Mr. Sestak, and Mr. Kissell) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, honoring the sacrifices of members of the United States Armed Forces, and recognizing the Allied victory.
Whereas, on December 16, 1944, at the height of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, began across Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany;
Whereas the Battle of the Bulge was the largest battle fought by United States soldiers during World War II;
Whereas the United States had over 800,000 men committed and lost over 19,000 in the Battle of the Bulge;
Whereas there were 47,500 wounded and 23,000 captured or missing United States soldiers;
Whereas Allied forces in the region, consisting of United States, British, and Canadian troops, refused to surrender to 500,000 German soldiers and 1,800 German tanks; and
Whereas the Allied forces exhibited valor, honor, and tactical superiority including air-based combat bombings which shut down German fuel supplies and stranded the German tanks, thereby securing victory in the Battle of the Bulge: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives commemorates the 65th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, honors the sacrifices of members of the United States Armed Forces, and commemorates the Allied victory.