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House Proceeding 03-11-08 on Mar 11th, 2008 :: 2:37:29 to 2:42:48
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Shelley Berkley

2:35:13 to 2:37:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Shelley Berkley

Shelley Berkley

2:37:19 to 2:37:29( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: send a message ofme thanks to our friends in greece. i thank the gentleman for yielding and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance

Gus Bilirakis

2:37:29 to 2:37:41( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: of her time. the gentleman from illinois. mr. manzullo: i yield to the gentleman from florida such time he may consume, mr. bilirakis. the speaker pr o tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized.

Gus Bilirakis

2:37:29 to 2:42:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

2:37:41 to 2:37:58( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: mr. bilirakis: thank you, representative berkley, on those kind words on my grandparents' country. i'm so proud of my greek heritage. madam speaker, i rise today with great pride and strong

Gus Bilirakis

2:37:58 to 2:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: support of house resolution 1024, recognizing the 187th anniversary of greekek independence and celebrating greek and american democracy. like the american revolutionaries who fought for independence

Gus Bilirakis

2:38:11 to 2:38:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: and stearned this great republic -- established this great republic we call the land of the free and home of the brave, greek freedom fighters began an arduous struggle to win indepeence for greece

Gus Bilirakis

2:38:26 to 2:38:42( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: and its people 187 years ago. when the greeks began this glorious revolution after four centuries of ottoman oppression, they faced what appeared to be an insurmountable odds. it was david versus

Gus Bilirakis

2:38:42 to 2:38:59( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: goliath. on march 25, 1821, the amp bishop raised the flag of freedom and the first to declare greece free. this day of rebellion was not chosen byhance. the holy day was dedicated to the mother

Gus Bilirakis

2:38:59 to 2:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: of god. to the greeks of 1821, the mother of god was their champion, savior, protector. the revolution of 1821 brought independence to greece and emboldened those who still sought freedom acrosugs

Gus Bilirakis

2:39:13 to 2:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the world. it was proved to the world that a united people through shear will and perseverance can prevail against tyranny. the lessons of greek -- the greeks taught us then continued to provide strength

Gus Bilirakis

2:39:29 to 2:39:45( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: to victims of persecution throughout the world today. by honoring the greek struggle for independence, we reaffirm the values and ideas that make our nation great. we also remember why freedom

Gus Bilirakis

2:39:45 to 2:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: is so important. in the history of the greek war for independence, there we,ere many acts of heroism. from the leader of the clefts who refused to submit to ottoman domination to the fiercely patriotic

Gus Bilirakis

2:40:01 to 2:40:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: women who left -- learned that turkish groups were fast aroaching their village they began to dance, a patriotic greek dance. one by one they committed suicide by throwing themselves and their

Gus Bilirakis

2:40:20 to 2:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: children off a mountaintop. they chose to die rather than surrender and face slavery. there was also a legendary hero, a priest, a patriot, a soldier, in full knowledge of their fatal faith he led

Gus Bilirakis

2:40:39 to 2:40:57( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: 500 men in a stand against 8,000 ottoman soldiers. his men were wiped out and he fell intont the enemy's hands where he was tortured before his death. he is the image of a greek that gave all for

Gus Bilirakis

2:40:57 to 2:41:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the love of faith and homeland. long live his memory. although many greeks died, they were undeterred from their ultimate goal. liberty or death became their battle cry. these legend underscore

Gus Bilirakis

2:41:11 to 2:41:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: greece's absolute commitment to independence. as we all know the price of liberty can be very high. hundreds of thousands of lives. socrates, plato, and many other great minds throughout

Gus Bilirakis

2:41:26 to 2:41:40( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: history warned that we maintained democracy only at a great cost. our greek brothers earned their liberty with blood as did our american forefathers.at the freedom we enjoy today is due to the

Gus Bilirakis

2:41:40 to 2:41:55( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: sacrifices made by men and women in the past. i take great pride in both as i said my greek and american heritage. each time i perform my constitutional duties, i'm doing so in the legacy

Gus Bilirakis

2:41:55 to 2:42:10( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: of the ancient greeks and our american forefath ers. as thomas jefferson once said, i quote, to the ancient greeks we are all indebted for the light which led ourselves, american colonists,

Gus Bilirakis

2:42:10 to 2:42:17( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: out of gothic darkness. we celebrate greek independence to reaffirm the common democratic heritage we share. and as americans we must continue to pursue this spirit of freedom and liberty that

Gus Bilirakis

2:42:17 to 2:42:28( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: characterizes both of these great nations. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the yi balance of his time. the the gentlewoman from nevada. ms.

Gus Bilirakis

2:42:28 to 2:42:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: berkley: at this time, madam speaker, it gives me great pleasure to yield three minutes to my friend and neighbor, the gentlelady from new york, carolyn maloney, chairwoman of the subcommittee

Gus Bilirakis

2:42:35 to 2:42:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: on financial institutions. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for three minutes. mrs. maloney: i thank my colleague and friend eafor yielding and for her leadership.

Carolyn B. Maloney

2:42:48 to 2:43:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: as an original co-sponsor of this legislation and co-chair and founder of the congressional caucus on hellenic issues, i rise to celebrate the 187th anniversary of greece's declaration of

Carolyn B. Maloney

2:42:48 to 2:44:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

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