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114 STAT. 3208 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—OCT. 27, 2000 the Constitutional Convention in 1787, as a leader in the House of Representatives, as Secretary of State, and as the Nation's fourth President, are an inspiration to all men, women, and children in the conduct of their personal and private lives; and Whereas the ideals and inspiring example of James Madison are of utmost importance to the future of the American Nation as it enters a new millennium: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress— (1) recognizes the historical significance of James Madison's birth, as well as his contributions to the Nation during his lifetime; (2) urges all American patriotic and civil associations, labor organizations, schools, universities, historical societies, and communities of learning and worship, together with citizens throughout the United States, to develop appropriate programs and educational activities to recognize and celebrate the life and achievements of James Madison; and (3) requests that the President issue a proclamation recognizing the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison and calling upon the people of the United States to observe the life and legacy of James Madison with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Agreed to October 25, 2000. Oct. 27, 2000 HMT ROHNA SERVICE MEMBERS—APPRECIATION [H. Con. Res. 408] Whereas on November 26, 1943, a German bomber off the coast of North Africa sunk the British transport HMT ROHNA with a radio-controlled, rocket-boosted bomb; Whereas 1,015 United States service members and more than 100 British and Allied officers and crewmen perished as a result of the attack; Whereas hundreds died immediately when the bomb struck and hundreds more died when darkness and rough seas limited rescue efforts; Whereas many families still do not know the circumstances of the deaths of loved ones who died as a result of the attack; Whereas more than 900 United States service members survived the attack under extremely adverse circumstances; Whereas United States, British, and French rescuers worked valiantly to save the passengers and crew who made it off the HMT ROHNA into the sea; Whereas one United States ship, the USS PIONEER, picked up many of those who were saved; Whereas because of inadequate record keeping, some survivors of the attack struggled for years to verify the details of the sinking of the HMT ROHNA; Whereas the men who died as a result of the attack on the HMT ROHNA have been largely forgotten by the Nation; and