Text: H.Res.1385 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H. Res. 1385 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 1385

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                          May 26, 2010.
Whereas May is commonly known as National Military Appreciation Month;
Whereas during World War I, more than 4,700,000 Americans served in the 
        military, more than 116,000 Americans lost their lives, and more than 
        204,000 Americans were wounded;
Whereas only one American World War I veteran, Frank Woodruff Buckles, survives 
        today;
Whereas during World War II, more than 16,000,000 Americans served in the 
        military, more than 405,000 Americans lost their lives, and more than 
        670,000 Americans were wounded, and today more than 74,000 Americans 
        remain unaccounted for;
Whereas during the Korean War, more than 5,700,000 Americans served in the 
        military, more than 36,000 Americans lost their lives, and more than 
        103,000 Americans were wounded, and today 8,026 Americans remain 
        unaccounted for;
Whereas during the Vietnam War, more than 3,400,000 Americans served in the 
        military, more than 58,000 Americans lost their lives, and more than 
        150,000 Americans were wounded, and today 1,720 Americans remain 
        unaccounted for;
Whereas during the Persian Gulf War, more than 2,200,000 Americans served in the 
        military, 383 Americans lost their lives, and 467 Americans were 
        wounded;
Whereas since 2001, more than 1,000 Americans have lost their lives and more 
        than 5,500 Americans have been wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom;
Whereas since 2003, more than 4,300 Americans have lost their lives and more 
        than 31,000 Americans have been wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom;
Whereas members of the Armed Forces answer the call to serve the United States, 
        leaving their homes, their families, and American soil, in times of war 
        and peace;
Whereas members of the Armed Forces respond to acts of aggression against the 
        United States and its allies, protect and evacuate civilians, bring 
        stability to areas experiencing political turmoil, and provide comfort 
        and support in the wake of natural disasters;
Whereas members of the Armed Forces have served the United States in hundreds of 
        deployments, large and small, since the earliest days of the United 
        States; and
Whereas all Americans, and many hundreds of millions of people around the world, 
        owe their freedom to the courage, service, and sacrifice of members of 
        the Armed Forces and veterans: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes and honors the courage and sacrifice of the members 
        of the Armed Forces and veterans and thanks such members and veterans 
        for their service; and
            (2) urges all Americans to recognize and honor the courage and 
        sacrifice of the members of the Armed Forces and veterans and thank such 
        members and veterans for their service.
            Attest:

                                                                          Clerk.