H.Res. 1516 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO) on July 14, 2010.
H.Res. 1516 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “On the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II, recognizes the service and sacrifices of all of the brave men and women who fought and contributed to American victory in that conflagration;
- “Honors the families and decedents of those men and women, and the men and women themselves, whose lives were taken in defense of liberty and freedom;
- “Remembers and honors the service members today who are actively fighting for freedom and to protect the American way of life in ongoing combat operations, including Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
According to the resolution's findings, World War II ended 65 years ago with the surrender of the Japanese upon the deck of the U.S.S. Missouri on September 2, 1945.