I am again a cosponsor of a resolution recognizing and appreciating the historical significance and the heroic human endeavor and sacrifice of the people of Crete during World War II. I joined with Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in cosponsoring H.Res.179, which observes the memory of the fallen heroes of the Battle of Crete. The resolution honors the men and women of Crete who, during World War II, fought an oppressive invader to preserve the ideals of freedom, democracy, and the pursuit of happiness. Further, the resolution
commends the Pancretan Association of America for preserving and promoting the history of Crete and its people. I look forward to further strengthening the relationship between the United States and Greece.