H. RES. 230
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 21, 2013
Mr. Perlmutter (for himself, Mr. Braley of Iowa, and Mr. Rigell) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
To recognize and honor our Nation’s veterans on the 70th anniversaries of World War II battles.
Whereas on December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States was attacked at Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, resulting in the loss of more than 2,400 American lives;
Whereas the United States joined allies from 32 countries to fight the common foe of fascism in a war in which more than 16,000,000 Americans served in the military;
Whereas the United States suffered over 670,000 casualties, including more than 400,000 deaths, and over 105,000 Americans were held as prisoners of war; and
Whereas on May 29, 2004, the United States gratefully dedicated the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
honors all veterans, living and deceased, of the Second World War on the 70th anniversaries of the courageous battles and expresses the deep appreciation and gratitude of the United States for their valor and selfless service to their country;
calls upon the people of the United States to recognize the 70th anniversaries of major battles throughout the War to remember and appreciate the members of the greatest generation who, through their sacrifices both in the Armed Forces and on the homefront, preserved liberty for future generations and rescued the world from the scourge of fascist militarism; and
calls upon the people and organizations of the United States to assist veterans of the Second World War in representing America abroad during ceremonies recognizing the 70th anniversaries of American battles to honor and remember the sacrifices our veterans made to preserve freedom.