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112 STAT. 3692 CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—OCT. 15, 1998 Whereas in 1995, the Virginia General Assembly recognized Bristol as the "Birthplace of Country Music": Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress— (1) recognizes the critical contributions of the cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, and their residents to the origins and development of Country Music; (2) congratulates the cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, for launching with the Bristol recordings of 1927 the careers of the Nation's first widely known Country Music artists; and (3) acknowledges and commends the cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, as the birthplace of Country Music, a style of music which has enjoyed broad commercial success in the United States and throughout much of the world. Agreed to October 12, 1998. Oct. 15, 1998 DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON—TWO [s. Con. Res. 83] HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY Whereas December 14, 1999, will be the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington, the father of our Nation and the protector of our liberties; Whereas the standards established by CJeorge Washington's steadfast character and devotion to duty continue to inspire all men and women in the service of their country and in the conduct of their private lives; Whereas the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union, which maintains the Mount Vernon estate and directs research and education programs relating to George Washington's contribution to our national life, has requested all Americans to participate in the observance of this anniversary; Whereas bells should be caused to toll at places of worship and institutions of lesiming for the duration of 1 minute commencing at 12 o'clock noon, central standard time, throughout the Nation, on the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington; Whereas the flag of the United States should be lowered to half staff on the 200th anniversary of the death of George Washington; and Whereas the example set by George Washington is of the utmost importance to the future of the Nation, and it is the responsibility of private and government institutions to prepare for the observation of the 200th anniversary of the death of (Jeorge Washington: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), Thsi Congress— (1) calls upon the Nation to remember the life of George Washington and his contributions to the Nation; and (2) requests and authorizes the President of the United States— (A) to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States—