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HRES 900 IH

111th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. RES. 900

Supporting the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War and encouraging the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 6, 2009

Mr. ISRAEL submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


RESOLUTION

Supporting the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War and encouraging the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals.

Whereas the Cold War involved hundreds of military exercises and operations that occurred between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991;

Whereas millions of Americans valiantly stood watch as members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War;

Whereas many Americans sacrificed their lives during the Cold War in the cause of defeating communism and promoting world peace and stability; and

Whereas May 1 is an appropriate day to observe a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) supports the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War; and
(2) encourages the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals.
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House Unanimously Agrees To Recognize Cold War Veterans 429 yeas 0 nays.

Library Of Congress H.Res.900 Enacted

Votes 429 yeas 0 nays:Congressional Record H1852 CWVRD Roll No. 161 21mar10

Enacted Version

HRES 900 EH

H. Res. 900

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

March 21, 2010.

Whereas the Cold War involved hundreds of military exercises and operations that occurred between September 2, 1945, and December 26, 1991;

Whereas millions of Americans valiantly stood watch as members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War; and

Whereas many Americans sacrificed their lives during the Cold War in the cause of defeating communism and promoting world peace and stability: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
(1) honors the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War; and
(2) encourages the people of the United States to participate in local and national activities honoring the sacrifices and contributions of those individuals.

Attest:

Clerk.

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As introduced:
H.Res.900 IH introduced.pdf

As passed 21Mar10. (All language is stripped out that would create a Day of Recognition and the specific day)!
H.Res.900 EH passed.pdf


Press Release:http://israel.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=12&sectiontree=5,12&itemid=820#


Rep. Israel Resolution Honoring Cold War Veterans Passes in the House of Representatives.

Sunday March 21, 2010


Washington, DC– On Sunday, Rep. Steve Israel’s (D – Huntington) resolution honoring Cold War Veterans (H.Res.900) passed in the House of Representatives. The resolution supports the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War.

“Our Cold War Veterans answered President Kennedy’s call as we embarked on a path full of hazards. They maintained and defended missile silos and checkpoints. They served on remote B-52 bomber bases and storm-tossed Navy ships. And when they returned, there were no parades, no public thanks, they went quietly into their jobs,” said Rep. Israel. “Today we say thank you to our Cold War Veterans who kept the world safe, who kept the peace, who saved the world from an unimaginable nuclear catastrophe.”

Rep. Israel has been an advocate for veterans, securing more than $3.4 million in back payments for Long Island veterans, supporting improvements for veterans health care and other veterans benefits, and introducing legislation to help homeless veterans.

Rep. Israel serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. He previously served on the House Armed Services Committee.





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RECOGNIZING OUR COLD WAR VETERANS
   
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April 2 – The Cold War involved hundreds of military exercises and operations between September 1945 and December 1991 when the Soviet Union’s Communist government collapsed. Congressman Zach Wamp co-sponsored a bill to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during our nation’s longest undeclared war. The House of Representatives recently passed the Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to encourage all Americans to honor their sacrifices and contributions.

Tens of thousands of Tennessee veterans valiantly served our nation during this long conflict and many sacrificed their lives. While the Cold War was marked by well known international events such as the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the fall of the Berlin Wall, Oak Ridge also played a key role.

Its atomic facilities were vital for producing nuclear stockpiles and served as storage and recycling of nuclear fuel for weapons. After spending a year learning reactor technology in Oak Ridge after World War II, U.S. Navy Captain Hyman Rickover developed a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and surface ships. Work from the U.S. Air Force launched three experimental reactors and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s first particle accelerators. In addition, its first computers were used for complex radiation and shielding calculations.

When many of our Cold War veterans returned from their service, they went back to their families, jobs and lives without public fanfare. Freedom is passed down from one generation to the next by the American patriots who are willing to stand between a threat and our civilian population. It is long overdue that our Cold War veterans receive the respect and recognition of our grateful nation.


   

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