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House Proceeding 03-24-09 on Mar 24th, 2009 :: 1:02:40 to 1:06:10
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:02:37 to 1:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: states and the wonderful helenic republ i yield back my time and thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker, i yield myself as much time as i may consume. i'm proud to both sponsor and rise today in support of this resolution.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:02:40 to 1:06:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:02:58 to 1:03:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: this measure as we have heard from each speaker expresses our support for the nation of greece as it celebrates the 188th anniversary of its independence and also notes the many very positive aspects of our relationship with that country. there's truly a kinship between

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:03:20 to 1:03:42( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the people of greece and the uned states, one that was born from the shared ideals of democracy. americans indeedow a -- owe a greet -- indeed owe a great deal to the democracy thafts born in ancient athens so long ago in 500 b.c. it was the greek city state of athens that first created the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:03:43 to 1:04:05( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: word democracy by combining demos, meaning people, with cratos meaning power. and so became the first state in history to introduce and implement the concept of democracy in its form of governor. as they framed our constitution in the late 18th century, our founding fathers drew upon the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:04:06 to 1:04:28( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: principles and the forms of government that had been created in ancient greece thousands of years earlier. and soon after that, 45 years after america's declaration of independence, greek freedom fighters looked to the young united states for inspiration as they began their war for

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:04:29 to 1:04:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: independence from the ot monday turkey in 1821. in fact, at that time, one of those greek freed praised george washington and the united states for being the land of liberty in his poem "him to liberty" -- hymn to liberty." that poem became a rallying cry in the greek war of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:04:52 to 1:05:13( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: independence and was later adopted as the national anthem for greece. today, mr. speaker, greece is a strong ally of the united states. it was the only country that fought alongside the united states in every major conflict of the 20th century. the contributions and sacrifices made by greeks in

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:05:14 to 1:05:35( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: fighting the nazis in world war ii, in the battle of create and elsewhere are not forgotten by us today, well over 60 years later. in this new century, greece has also sought to re-enforce stability and peace in her area of eastern mediterranean. as evidenced by her position at

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:05:36 to 1:05:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the crossroads of energy supplies between asia and europe and by its efforts to support stability in the region of the balkans, greece will play an increasingly important role inity immediate the european union and the transatlantic community of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:05:58 to 1:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: nations. it is my privilege to have introduced this, mr. speaker, recognizing the strong relationship between the united states and greece and honoring

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