Text: H.Con.Res.207 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 207 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 207

   Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the 
     United States in The Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            November 3, 2009

 Mr. Wilson of South Carolina (for himself, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Bartlett, 
   Mr. Inglis, Mr. Coble, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Calvert, Mrs. Blackburn, Ms. 
Jenkins, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Chaffetz, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. Rogers of 
 Kentucky, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Latta, Mr. Culberson, Mr. McClintock, Mr. 
 Burton of Indiana, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Hoekstra, Mrs. 
 Myrick, and Mr. Wolf) submitted the following concurrent resolution; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
   Expressing the sense of the Congress regarding the victory of the 
     United States in The Cold War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Whereas The Cold War was an enduring struggle between totalitarian communism and 
        democratic capitalism throughout the second half of the 20th century;
Whereas an estimated 24,000,000 members of the United States Armed Forces served 
        during The Cold War;
Whereas 400,000,000 people were freed from the bondage of communism during The 
        Cold War in the countries then known as the Soviet Union, East Germany, 
        Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria;
Whereas 139,000,000 people were freed from the bondage of communism during The 
        Cold War in the former Soviet Republics, in countries now known as 
        Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, 
        Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and 
        Uzbekistan;
Whereas the events surrounding the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of The 
        Cold War ignited the political transition to democracy in Yugoslavia, 
        Albania, Mongolia, Thailand, Cambodia, Mozambique, Benin, Ethiopia, 
        Angola, and the Congo;
Whereas the victory of the United States in The Cold War signifies freedom and 
        security and opportunity for the formerly oppressed, and will continue 
        to do so for decades to come;
Whereas the Fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most significant events of the 
        20th century, symbolized the triumph of democratic capitalism over 
        totalitarian communism; and
Whereas, November 9, 2009, will mark the 20th anniversary of this historic 
        event: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of the Congress that the Nation should celebrate 
the victory of the United States in The Cold War and the 20th 
anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall by--
            (1) promoting education about The Cold War and its 
        historical significance;
            (2) celebrating peace, freedom, and the principles of 
        democratic government;
            (3) honoring and reflecting upon the role of the United 
        States in the international struggle for individual human 
        rights and the evolution of the free enterprise system; and
            (4) recognizing the veterans who served during The Cold 
        War.
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