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senate Bill S. Res. 564

Commemorating 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day & Honoring General Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Victory in Europe Day marks the victory of the U.S. and its allies in the European theater of World War II and the surrender of Nazi Germany. On the 75th anniversary of V-E Day, this bill represents a simple but important gesture to recognize the sacrifices of Americans to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today.

jimK's Opinion
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05/09/2020
I like Ike. I like honoring our traditional American values, principles, courage, honor, honesty, ethics and the whole notion of ‘e pluribus unum’ that out of many we are one. I like a leader and a people that was focused on coming together to do what was needed to be done and having the courage, ingenuity and selflessness to actually get it done. I like having an honorable leadership focused on protecting the all of us instead of just themselves or just a few of us, who knew how to work with allies collaboratively to achieve a common goal, who could lead the world in the rebuilding and recovery for the post-war world’s all-of-us, including allies and defeated enemies. I am a child of the returning troops and even as a child I noticed the scars left on families in my neighborhood from lost loved ones, even though it was many years later that I understood the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ of it was that I had seen. I remember learning about patriotism, honesty, honor and self-sacrifice from my parents and my schooling. I remember the costs of war to families from childhood friends whose fathers never made it home from the Korean War. I could see the pain, but it took years for me to fully realize their despair. When our Country accepts leadership that does not prize honor, cannot be honest, no longer represents our intrinsic American values that all people are created equal, that works for the benefit of the few of us instead of the all of us- I feel the same kind of despair that I had witnessed in all the people who had sacrificed loved ones to preserve our country, a country founded on protecting those ideals. I want THAT COUNTRY back again. … … … Still, to this day, I like Ike.
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Mary's Opinion
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05/09/2020
My father served in the BCI theater. He died in COVID isolation yesterday at age 94. All veterans should be honored and protected.
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05/09/2020
Those who are Republicans and are voting against this are clearly demonstrating that the Republican party is no more!😡
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Argument opposed

While the Allies’ defeat of Nazi Germany was important, there’s no point in taking the time to recognize its significance on the 75th anniversary of V-E Day.

Henry's Opinion
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05/16/2020
we can honor by doing the work that needs to be done. by taking the time for remembrance but to forge a nation that is strong and non-parasine
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RPejsa's Opinion
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05/16/2020
Stop spending money to make yourselves feel better about yourselves.
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candyfloss001's Opinion
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05/14/2020
I'm opposed to anything which glorifies warfare. Of course, the details of wars need to be included in history books. But, having said that, the reality of war needs to be included and the root causes of each war also need to be duly noted as well. Wars are way more than what is generally the content of Hollywood movies.
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    I like Ike. I like honoring our traditional American values, principles, courage, honor, honesty, ethics and the whole notion of ‘e pluribus unum’ that out of many we are one. I like a leader and a people that was focused on coming together to do what was needed to be done and having the courage, ingenuity and selflessness to actually get it done. I like having an honorable leadership focused on protecting the all of us instead of just themselves or just a few of us, who knew how to work with allies collaboratively to achieve a common goal, who could lead the world in the rebuilding and recovery for the post-war world’s all-of-us, including allies and defeated enemies. I am a child of the returning troops and even as a child I noticed the scars left on families in my neighborhood from lost loved ones, even though it was many years later that I understood the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’ of it was that I had seen. I remember learning about patriotism, honesty, honor and self-sacrifice from my parents and my schooling. I remember the costs of war to families from childhood friends whose fathers never made it home from the Korean War. I could see the pain, but it took years for me to fully realize their despair. When our Country accepts leadership that does not prize honor, cannot be honest, no longer represents our intrinsic American values that all people are created equal, that works for the benefit of the few of us instead of the all of us- I feel the same kind of despair that I had witnessed in all the people who had sacrificed loved ones to preserve our country, a country founded on protecting those ideals. I want THAT COUNTRY back again. … … … Still, to this day, I like Ike.
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    My father served in the BCI theater. He died in COVID isolation yesterday at age 94. All veterans should be honored and protected.
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    Since this is basically just another useless resolution I want to remember this, the FBI had a responsibility to investigate Trump. He lied about adoptions and multiple staff contacts. If Moscow and many other republicans weren’t complicit Trump would have been removed long ago. https://youtu.be/SKSc8BLXAJ8
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    Those who are Republicans and are voting against this are clearly demonstrating that the Republican party is no more!😡
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    That generation was the epitome of PATRIOTISM.
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    Yes. Having a day Commemorating the this 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe seems a no brainer to me. We celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Oscars in 2003 for heaven’s sake. You tell me, which has a bigger significance in history? Ike was a great General: he served as the Supreme Allied Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force from December 1943 till the end of World War II in May 1945. He planned and supervised the successful liberation of German occupied Western Europe. Here are five of his accomplishments as President from 1953 to 1961: 1) He Sponsored and Signed the Civil Rights Bill of 1957: This was the first civil rights bill since Reconstruction. Much to Eisenhower's dismay, Congress amended the bill and critically weakened its effectiveness. 2) He Sponsored and Signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956: This gave birth to America's interstate highway system. Eisenhower worked hard to get the bill passed and it was his favorite piece of legislation. 3) He Balanced the Budget, Not Just Once, But Three Times: Despite much pressure to do otherwise, he also refused to cut taxes and raise defense spending. His fiscal policy contributed to the prosperity of the 1950's. 4) He Ended the Korean War: He alone had the prestige to persuade Americans to accept a negotiated peace and convince the Chinese that failure to reach an agreement would lead to dire consequences. Eisenhower considered this to be his greatest presidential accomplishment. (here is a man who we say – he alone – he was not a man would have said that of himself.) 5) He Kept America at Peace: Eisenhower was confronted with major Cold War crises every year he was in office: Korea, Vietnam, Formosa, Suez, Hungary, Berlin, and the U-2. While more than once America seemed on the brink of war and those around him clamored to drop the Bomb, Eisenhower always kept a level head. He dealt calmly and rationally with each situation, always finding a solution that avoided war without diminishing America's prestige.
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    Ike was a Republican but before the idiots we are stuck with now. He created the Coast to Coast highway system of which Rte 66 is a part. Glad they are recognizing him Lloyd- Ike had an affair with that female driver & Ike was our 1st “black” President - is mother was a mulatta. As Kyle Corley said we beat the Nazis once. It’s time to come together & beat the Nazi- Communism we are faced with in our own country & worse, in the Whitehouse & Senate.
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    We used to do great things. The world used to look up to us. We were respected because of our willingness to help others. Now the world watches in horror as our country allows 10’s of thousands of Americans to die because of the Trump administration’s incompetence, selfishness, and greed. Trump won’t even help our own citizens, let alone anyone else. We were once the country every other wanted to emulate, and now we’re an object of pity for how far we’ve fallen. We’ll never fully recover what we’ve lost due to Trump and the Republicans. The lives needlessly lost, the businesses forever shuttered, the level of respect from the international community. They’re not even sorry for the people that they’ve killed, the livelihoods they’ve destroyed, and our diminished world standing. As Americans get sick and die, as we struggle to feed our children, Republicans concentrate on confirming unqualified judges, and making sure that if your employer doesn’t protect your health that you won’t be able to hold them accountable. That’s what they care about, incompetence, selfishness, and greed. It’s who they are.
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    Thank you to the brave men and women who fought in WW2. I thank my grandfather who was a Polish soldier fighting when the invasion of his homeland Poland. The sad part is today the people that still proudly hold up the Nazis flag, you guys lost so shut up or get punched in the face.
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    So you create a so called honor veteran’s day. Seventy five years late. Most have already passed away. Are you going to submit a Bill for V-J Day in October for all the veterans in the Pacific? I have a great respect for all veterans, I just wish this would have been proposed when the majority were still with us. Most people today have no idea what these folks did.
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    Ike was a great general and President.
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    It shouldn’t take much time & no cost - so sure! One of the few things that will actually get done in DC.
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    Eisenhower et al are The original antifas of WWII! A celebration of them is an excellent idea.
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    We are all enjoying our freedom due to VE
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    I am for this without a doubt and I wish we had this kind of leader today. Ike was part of the greatest generation these men and women marched off to war and when they came back never walked around the streets of America toting an automatic weapon on their fat bellies. They knew what war was, they knew what death was and they wanted no part of it in their homeland. In Ike the United States had a leader who took responsibility and took charge. Today we have just the opposite. A leader who did everything he could to avoid military service and then insulted an American war hero. Ike must be reeling in his grave. God bless Ike and his generation.
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    The last decent Republican president...
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    We should honor the memory of great American Presidents like Dwight Eisenhower. As a left leaning progressive, I would follow a Republican like president Eisenhower without the kinds of reservations I have for men like Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan. I don’t consider Donald Trump a “man”, he’s really just a bunch of babies covered in spray tan wearing a cheap suit. Regardless, America has changed since the Eisenhower administration. The military industrial complex he warned us about has blossomed without limit. The great civilian space agency that he founded and that got us to the moon has been continually cut and torn by ongoing waves of politics. Trumps followers are all about making America great “again”? If they meant going back to the Eisenhower administration and progressing forward from there, I could have at least listened to them. It’s really too bad they seem to want to go back to a fictional 1980 that never actually existed.
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    Personally, I believe the major events of World War 2 should still be commemorated. Eisenhower is one of a handful of presidents worthy of of remembrance and study, even emulation. It is important that the commemorations not be in showy parades but should be tied to the numerous lessons learned and those not yet learned or already ignored or forgotten. For those unfamiliar with Dwight Eisenhower, beyond a Wikipedia read, I strongly recommend reading or watching his farewell speech, now referred to so the "Military-Industrial Complex Speech." This was given in 1961. https://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/eisenhower001.asp https://youtu.be/CWiIYW_fBfY Progressive friends, watch through to the end. Ike was an old school Republican who was an essentially rational, effective and ethical administrator. He was also a visionary.
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    My father was in the pacific. Purple Heart and Bronze Star. I didn’t know we made it to 75. And yes I like to remember. People forget. It’s a sad thing. Then you have a clown like trump come along and it makes you want to forget. But that’s what we can’t do. We must remember that people have died so that we could be free. And I dam sure want trump to remember when we finally get him for his subversion of our government.
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    President Eisenhower would be so ashamed of Trump. He was a man who’s degree of honor and integrity is still admired today.
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