Text: H.Res.618 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Res. 618 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 618

 Expressing support for designation of 2012-2013 as the ``Year of the 
Korean War Veteran'' and recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Korean 
                                  War.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 16, 2012

Mr. Rangel (for himself, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, and Mr. 
 Coble) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing support for designation of 2012-2013 as the ``Year of the 
Korean War Veteran'' and recognizing the 60th anniversary of the Korean 
                                  War.

Whereas on June 25, 1950, Communist North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea 
        with approximately 135,000 troops to initiate the Korean War;
Whereas nearly 1.8 million members of the United States Armed Forces served 
        along with the forces of the Republic of Korea and 20 other Allied 
        nations under the United Nations Command to defend freedom and democracy 
        in the Korean Peninsula;
Whereas the United States suffered 36,574 dead and 103,284 wounded during the 
        Korean War in some of the most horrific conditions in the history of 
        warfare;
Whereas almost 60 years have passed since the signing of the cease-fire 
        agreement at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953, and the Korean peninsula still 
        technically remains in a state of war;
Whereas the Korean War has become a ``Forgotten War'' for many Americans;
Whereas many of the members of the Armed Forces who fought in the Korean War 
        returned home without the fanfare that greeted the heroes of World Wars 
        I and II;
Whereas Korean War veterans deserve to be recognized by all Americans for their 
        honorable service during the Korean War in defense of democracy and 
        freedom;
Whereas the tide of communism on the Korean Peninsula was halted, liberty 
        triumphed over tyranny, and the Republic of Korea has developed into a 
        modern and prosperous democracy because of the selfless sacrifice of the 
        Korean War veterans;
Whereas the people of the United States and the Republic of Korea are eternally 
        grateful to the Korean War veterans;
Whereas it is important to include the history of the Korean War in the 
        curriculum of American schools so that future generations never forget 
        the sacrifices of the Korean War veterans;
Whereas the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War 
        Commemoration Committee will implement a national campaign to honor the 
        Korean War veterans, remember those Korean War veterans still counted 
        among the Missing in Action, and educate the American people concerning 
        the ongoing relevance of the Korean War;
Whereas the commemorative campaign will include ceremonies in the United States 
        and the Republic of Korea in recognition of June 25, 1950, and July 27, 
        1953, and a national media and outreach campaign for Veterans Day 2012 
        to honor the Korean War veterans;
Whereas the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War 
        Commemoration Committee is confident that this resolution will help to 
        successfully galvanize the American people around the need to recognize 
        the sacrifices of the Korean War veterans and their families and will 
        help bring recognition to, and appreciation for, their accomplishments; 
        and
Whereas a number of Veteran and Veteran Support organizations, including the 
        Korean War Veterans Association, Korean War Veterans of America, and the 
        American Legion, and the National Association of State Veterans Affairs 
        Directors support the goals of this resolution: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives, on the occasion of the 
60th anniversary of the Korean War--
            (1) recognizes the importance of the contributions and 
        sacrifices made by the Korean War veterans; and
            (2) supports the ``Year of the Korean War Veteran''.
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