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PUBLIC LAW 103-351—OCT. 8, 1994 108 STAT. 3147 Public Law 103-351 103d Congress Joint Resolution To express the sense of the Congress in Commemoration of the 75th anniversary Oct. 8, 1994 of Grand Canyon National Park. [S.J. Res. 221] Whereas the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is a feature of enormous scientific interest and significance, whose unique geological, biological and cultural resources represent a natural laboratory of unparalleled diversity; Whereas Grand Canyon National Park represents an integral part of the greater Colorado Plateau Ecosystem whose significance to the health of the natural systems of the American West increases with time; Whereas the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is one of the most spectacular examples of arid-land erosion an3rwhere in the world and reveals a geologic record whose significance is unparalleled; Whereas Grand Canyon is a world Heritage Site and a natural feature of intematiouEd significance whose aesthetic beauty reflects the aspirations of a free and independent people; Whereas Grand Canyon National Park has received over 100,000,000 visitors since its establishment in 1919 and continues to serve the people of the United States and the world in their need for a place of outstanding natural beauty and refuge; and Whereas Grand Canyon National Park was established by Act of Congress on February 26, 1919: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Congress of the United States of America on this date salutes Grand Canyon National Park and its custodians, the employees of the National Park Service, in honor of the park's 75th anniversary year. Approved October 8, 1994. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 221: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 140 (1994): Sept. 22, considered and passed Senate. Oct. 6, considered and passed House. 79-194 O—95 —17: QL 3 Part 4