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SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS -- (Senate - March 22, 2007)

SENATE RESOLUTION 117--COMMEMORATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND DEDICATION OF THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

Mr. HAGEL (for himself, Mr. McCain, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Warner, Mr. Allard, Mr. Biden, Mr. Grassley, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Inhofe, Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Collins, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Reed, Mr. Domenici, Mr. Salazar, Mr. Voinovich, Mr. Levin, Mr. Vitter, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Burr, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Feingold, Mr. Schumer, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Brown, Mr. Durbin, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Specter, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Obama, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Sununu, Mr. Tester, Mr. Craig, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Graham, Mr. Byrd, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Baucus, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Corker, Mr. Ensign, Mr. McConnell, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Lott, Mr. Cardin, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Enzi, and Mr. Alexander) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs:

S. Res. 117

Whereas 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the construction and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.;

Whereas the memorial displays the names of more than 58,000 men and women who lost their lives between 1956 and 1975 in the Vietnam combat area or are still missing in action;

Whereas every year millions of people in the United States visit the monument to pay their respects to those who served in the Armed Forces;

Whereas the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been a source of comfort and healing for Vietnam veterans and the families of the men and women who died while serving their country; and

Whereas the memorial has come to represent a legacy of healing and demonstrates the appreciation of the people of the United States for those who made the ultimate sacrifice: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate--

(1) expresses its support and gratitude for all of the men and women who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States in defense of freedom and democracy during the Vietnam War;

(2) extends its sympathies to all people in the United States who suffered the loss of friends and family in Vietnam;

(3) encourages the people of the United States to remember the sacrifices of our veterans; and

(4) commemorates the 25th anniversary of the construction and dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


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