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House Proceeding 03-24-09 on Mar 24th, 2009 :: 0:53:30 to 0:56:25
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Gus Bilirakis

0:53:26 to 0:53:47( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: to our friends and allies. i thank the gentleman again and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves ? the gentleman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to yield four minutes to my wonderful colleague from florida, mr. bill rack us.

Gus Bilirakis

0:53:30 to 0:56:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Gus Bilirakis

0:53:48 to 0:54:08( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: no surprise, co-chair of the congressional hell enic caucus and a fine job he does. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized four four minutes. bilirakis bilirakis thank you, mr. speaker. i --r. bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker. celebrating greek and american democracy.

Gus Bilirakis

0:54:09 to 0:54:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i thank my good friend and ranking member ros-lehtinen for introducing this resolution. like the american revolutionaries who fought for inpendence and established this great republic, greek freedom fighters began an arduous struggle to win independence for grease and its -- greece and its people 188 years ago. when the greeks began this

Gus Bilirakis

0:54:30 to 0:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: glorious revolution after four centuries of oppression, they faced incredible odds. it was david versus goliath. on march 25, 1821, arch bishop raised the flag of freedom and this day of rebellion was not chosen by chance. it was a holy day, dedicated to

Gus Bilirakis

0:54:52 to 0:55:12( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the mother of god, to the greeks of 1821, their savior, their protector. the revolution of 1821 brought independence to greece and emboldens those who still seek freedom across the world. it proved to the world that a united people through sheer

Gus Bilirakis

0:55:13 to 0:55:34( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: will and perseverance can prevail against tyran. by honoring the greek struggle for independence, we re-affirm the values and ideas that make our great nation. we also remember why freedom is so important. in the history of the greek war of independence, many greeks died but they were undeterred

Gus Bilirakis

0:55:35 to 0:55:55( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: from their ultimate goal. liberty or death became their battle cry. we know the price of liberty can democracy can only be maintained at a great cost. our greek brothers earned their liberty with blood, as did our american forefathers. the freedom we enjoy today i

Gus Bilirakis

0:55:56 to 0:56:16( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: due to the sacrifices made by men and women in the past. i take great pride in both my greek and american heritage. as thomas jefferson once said to the ancient greeks, we are all indebted for the light which led ourselves, american

Gus Bilirakis

0:56:17 to 0:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: clonnists, out of our gothic darkness. we celebrate greek independence to reaffirm the common democratic heritage we share. and as americans, we must

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