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House Proceeding 11-05-07 on Nov 5th, 2007 :: 0:00:42 to 0:05:08
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resolution, 744. obviously recognizing the contributions of native american veterans is important and asking the president to issue a proclamation urging the people of the united states to also

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: observe a day of honor for native american veterans. my colleague from california has talked about this. it's interesting. we recognize a contributions of native american veterans to our society and,

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Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: of course, by so doing we're recognizing their achievements, their singular achievements, if i might add, and i compliment the resolution ut was introduced by my good friend, the gentlelady from new mexico,

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: mrs. wilson, and the gentlelady from south dakota, herseth sandelin, for their support and also their bringing this bill to the floor. veterans day is less than a week away. it's important that this

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Cliff Stearns: body looks to these often overlooked veterans. they have made many contributions to the united states military, not recently in world warl ii but as far back as the war of 1812. there are

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Cliff Stearns: currently 195,000 native american veterans who live in the united states, and according to the u.s. army center for military history website, there have been 24 native american medal of honor recipients

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: since the civil war. let me just repeat that. . thrb have been 24 native american medal of honor recipients since the civil war. during world war ii we know about the navajo code talkers

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Cliff Stearns: whose ranks exceeded 400. during the course of world war ii served in all six marine divisions from 1942 to 1945. they were credited with saving countless lives and hastening the end of the world

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Cliff Stearns: war itself. fewer than 30 nonnative speakers understood the navajos unwritten language. the size and simple complicit of the language made it extremely difficult to comprehend or decypher.

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: it was not until 1968 that the united states government declassified the code and the japanese were never able to decode this code. that's a compliment to their accomplishments to the navajo code

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Cliff Stearns: talkers and there has been a movie made on it. in congress, we have recognized the extraordinary achievement from veterans such as these. the house passed h.r. 366 and this was introduced by

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Cliff Stearns: congressman john sullivan of oklahoma naming the department of veterans' affairs as the earnest chilleders department of veterans' affairs outpatient clinic. he was a native american

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: from the creek action who was honored for his courageous actions during world war ii. the house passed another bill which names the ashville v.a. middle center after another brave native american,

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: p.f.c. george he was awarded the medal of honor for his actions in the korean war. another passed last week in the senate and is awaiting the president's signature. mr. speaker, it's because

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Cliff Stearns: of the gallant actions of our native american veterans like those of lieutenant colonel chilleders and p.f.c. george as well as the bravery and fortitude of the navajo code talkers who served

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Cliff Stearns: with the marines that i and other members are proud to sponsor this resolution and urge its paage. it dual recognizes the many contributions throughout the history of our nation of our native

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: american veterans in protecting the freedoms that we enjoy in this country today. i encourage americans to recognize the sacrifices and achievements of these veterans and i reserve the balance

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: gentlemareserves. mr. filner: i have no further speakers. mr. stearns: i yield back. mr. filner: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five

Cliff Stearns

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Cliff Stearns: legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on house resolution 744 and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend

Bob Filner

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Bob Filner: the rules and agree to house resolution -- mr. stearns: i request a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: will the house suspend the rules and agree to resolution 744. those in favor say aye.

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