In Recognition and Honor of the ``World War II 70Th Anniversary and Celebration of Diversity and World Peace Event’‘by Representative Al Green
Posted on 2015-12-17
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today, I would like to recognize
and honor the ``World War II 70th Anniversary and Celebration of
Diversity and World Peace Event.'' The ceremony, which took place on
November 7, 2015, was a City of Houston Citizenship Month event that
was organized by the Southern News Group and International Trade
Center. It is estimated that approximately 25,000 people viewed the
grand opening ceremony at Minute Maid Park.
The event sought to honor our veterans, mark the anniversary of World War II, and celebrate the diversity of Houston. Specifically, it aimed to convey the message that: ``America means freedom like no other country on Earth.'' The ceremony also included the awarding of medals to World War II veterans in attendance, in honor of their courageous service, and the recognition of U.S. and Chinese pilots who fought in China during World War II for the Allies.
In closing, Mr. Speaker, the ``WWII 70th Anniversary and Celebration of Diversity and World Peace Event'' wonderfully celebrated the vibrancy and diversity of the Houston community. Moreover, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all at the International Trade Center and the Southern News Group, under the leadership of its Chairman Wea Lee, for their hard work in producing this important event. I look forward to future enriching events and efforts.