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[121 STAT. 2586]
[121 STAT. 2586]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 2586

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 14, 2007

and post-modern dance, opera, chamber, symphonic, and choral music, jazz, theater, and visual arts; Whereas the Spoleto Festival USA currently claims an audience of between 70,000 and 80,000 attendees each year; and Whereas Gian Carlo Menotti died on February 1, 2007, in a hospital in Monte Carlo: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress honors the life and accomplishments of Gian Carlo Menotti and recognizes the success of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, which he founded. Agreed to May 10, 2007.

AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION—85TH ANNIVERSARY

May 14, 2007 [H. Con. Res. 71]

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Whereas the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) was founded July 26, 1922, in Atlanta, Georgia, by eight visionary Greek immigrants to help unify, organize, and protect against the bigotry, discrimination, and defamation faced by people of all ethnic, race, and religious backgrounds perpetrated predominantly by the Ku Klux Klan; Whereas the mission of AHEPA is to promote the ideals of ancient Greece, which include philanthropy, education, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism; Whereas since its inception, AHEPA has instilled in its members an understanding of their Hellenic heritage and an awareness of the contributions made to the development of democratic principles and governance in the United States and throughout the world; Whereas AHEPA has done much throughout its history to foster American patriotism; Whereas members of AHEPA served in the Armed Forces of the United States to protect American freedom and to preserve those democratic ideals that are part of the Hellenic legacy, and specifically in World War II, were parachuted behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Greece to help liberate it; Whereas AHEPA raised more than $253 million for United States War Bonds during World War II, for which AHEPA was named an official Issuing Agent for United States War Bonds by the Department of the Treasury, an honor that no other civic organization was able to achieve at the time; Whereas the members of AHEPA donated $612,000 toward the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, New York, for which AHEPA received special recognition by the Department of the Interior; Whereas the AHEPA National Housing Program was awarded $500 million by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for its Section 202 Program that has yielded 4,370 units in

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