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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—SEPT. 12, 2002 116 STAT. 3151 State, and local law enforcement and judicial systems to protect Americans at home; and Whereas the Government reexamined the need for domestic security and the Congress is currently considering legislation to create a Department of Homeland Security with the specific mission of preventing further attacks: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress— (1) recognizes September 11 as both a day to remember those taken from their families, loved ones, and fellow citizens and a day for Americans to recommit to the Nation, to their freedoms, and to each other; (2) extends its deepest sympathies to the countless innocent victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, their families, friends, and loved ones; (3) honors the heroic actions of first responders, law enforcement personnel, State and local officials, volunteers, and others who aided the innocent victims and, in so doing, bravely risked their own lives and long-term health; (4) stands in great debt with the American people to the members of the Armed Forces serving both at home and abroad; (5) praises the people of the United States for their patriotism, compassion, prayers, and generosity in donating time and money to support the innocent victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, their families, friends, and loved ones; (6) expresses thanks and gratitude to the foreign leaders and citizens of all nations who have assisted and continue to stand in solidarity with the United States against terrorism in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; (7) discourages, in the strongest possible terms, any effort to confuse the war on terrorism with a war on any people or any faith; (8) commends the President and the brave servicemen and women of the United States Armed Forces in the successful effort to oust the Taliban from power; (9) remains resolved to pursue all those responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and their sponsors until they are discovered and punished; and (10) reaffirms that Congress will honor the memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and will defend bravely the citizens of the United States in the face of all future challenges. Agreed to September 11, 2002. UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL Sept. 12, 2002 PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY—APPRECIATION tH. Con. Res. i83] Whereas in February 1996, several Senators and members of the House of Representatives participated in a performance of the Broadway musical "1776", a story depicting the signing of the Declaration of Independence; Whereas in April 1996 several Senators and members of the House of Representatives met with Maestro Martin Piecuch, the music