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Text of Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all Americans should participate in a moment of silence to reflect ...

...silence to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces both at home and abroad.

This resolution was introduced on March 17, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 17, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 256

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 17, 2009

(for himself and Mr. Edwards of Texas) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that all Americans should participate in a moment of silence to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces both at home and abroad.

Whereas it was through the brave and noble efforts of the Nation’s forefathers that the United States first gained freedom and became a sovereign nation;

Whereas there are more than 1,400,000 active component and more than 1,200,000 reserve component members of the Armed Forces serving the Nation in support and defense of the values and freedom that all Americans cherish;

Whereas the members of the Armed Forces deserve the utmost respect and admiration of their fellow Americans for putting their lives in danger for the sake of the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans;

Whereas members of the Armed Forces are defending freedom and democracy around the globe and are playing a vital role in protecting the safety and security of all Americans;

Whereas the Nation officially celebrates and honors the accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans, patriots, and leaders who fought for freedom, but does not yet officially pay tribute to those who currently serve in the Armed Forces;

Whereas all Americans should participate in a moment of silence to support our troops; and

Whereas March 26, 2009, was designated as National Support Our Troops Day: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that all Americans should participate in a moment of silence to reflect upon the service and sacrifice of members of the United States Armed Forces both at home and abroad.