CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 599 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA)) on June 26, 2009.
H.Res. 599 would have the House of Representatives resolve:
• "Minute Man National Historical Park serves an essential role in preserving the sites and landscapes in New England where the American Revolution began, and in educating the public about these historic events;
• "Minute Man National Historical Park honors and commemorates the ideals of democracy, liberty, and freedom that are the foundation of the Nation and sources of inspiration for people everywhere; and
• "The creation of Minute Man National Historical Park 50 years ago represents a remarkable achievement that continues to benefit Americans around the Nation, to preserve the proud legacy of the American Revolution, and to serve as an enduring resource for future generations."
According to the resolution's findings, since September 21, 1959, Minute Man National Historical Park has preserved key sites where the first battles of the American Revolutionary War occurred, and educated millions of Americans about the events that led to the birth of the Nation and the ideals embodied in those actions.