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H.Res. 1045 (111th): Recognizing First Friday Main Line and its executive director Sherry Tillman and publicist Carla Zambelli for launching “Operation Angel Wings”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Jan 27, 2010 (Introduced).


IV

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1045

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 27, 2010

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

RESOLUTION

Recognizing First Friday Main Line and its executive director Sherry Tillman and publicist Carla Zambelli for launching Operation Angel Wings.

Whereas Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx M.D. of Broomall, Pennsylvania, is currently serving in Afghanistan and working to help the innocent children of Afghanistan by collecting items that United States soldiers can carry and distribute while out on patrol;

Whereas Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx M.D. is a shining example of a United States citizen seeking the greater good by volunteering to serve his country with the United States Army Reserve a few days after 9/11, at age 48;

Whereas Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx M.D. was a physician in the emergency room at Reading Hospital when he accepted combat deployment, his first, when another physician fell ill;

Whereas Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx M.D. seeks to develop humanitarian-assistance projects at the village level to support the efforts of United States Armed Forces patrol units to provide security and extend law, governance, and social institutions by simple acts of human kindness that will help the voiceless victims of a war-torn country and the innocent children, collateral damages of any war zone;

Whereas Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx M.D. demonstrates to all United States citizens and citizens of the world that the United States Armed Forces is capable of not only great strength, but great compassion;

Whereas Sherry Tillman and Carla Zambelli of First Friday Main Line worked with Lt. Col. Marx M.D. and the Lower Merion, Pennsylvania community to organize and launch “Operation Angel Wings with First Friday Main Line” in literally a matter of days;

Whereas First Friday Main Line not only seeks to foster a greater sense of community by bringing local residents, artists, and small businesses together, but to also make time for other nonprofit and charitable initiatives within their own mission;

Whereas Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx M.D., Sherry Tillman, and Carla Zambelli demonstrate the true spirit of the United States with their volunteerism;

Whereas the Operation Angel Wings initiative will collect items for Afghanistan’s children and needy, including winter clothing, towels, toys, and reading glasses;

Whereas since launching the Operation Angel Wings initiative on November 9, 2009, First Friday Main Line, through the generosity of the Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, community and extended community, has collected and sent over 150 cartons of supplies to Afghanistan to date; and

Whereas it is true that every person in the United States can make a difference in their community, and even the world, through the smallest of efforts: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

recognizes First Friday Main Line and its executive director Sherry Tillman and publicist Carla Zambelli for launching “Operation Angel Wings”;

(2)

recognizes Lt. Col. Kenneth Marx, M.D. for his service in Afghanistan and his efforts to help United States troops connect with Afghan children and to promote future peace; and

(3)

congratulates First Friday Main Line staff, volunteers, and the Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, community for their support of Operation Angel Wings.