Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ohio House Passes Resolution Honoring the U.S. Armed Forces for the Successful Operation Against Osama bin Laden

COLUMBUS—Members of the Ohio House of Representatives today united to commend and honor the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who conducted a successful operation against Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011.
House Concurrent Resolution 16, jointly sponsored by Reps. Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) and Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville), applauds all those in the military, including the U.S. Special Forces, the U.S. national security agencies, and the U.S. intelligence community for their successful mission in locating bin Laden.
This resolution honors all those who made the operation against Osama Bin Laden a success,” Rep. Butler said. “Especially those anonymous brave men and women who risked and gave their lives, not for glory, fame or political advantage, but to defend our fragile freedom, which is never safe from threat and should never be taken for granted.”
H.C.R. 16 states that “the death of Osama bin Laden represents the culmination of nearly ten years of efforts by the United States Armed Forces and intelligence agencies as well as efforts of our allies to bring Osama bin Laden to justice for the death and destruction that he and his organization have wrought throughout the world. Those efforts, most of which are not known or recognized, are indicative of the courage, skill, determination, and honor of the men and women who have undertaken them on behalf of the citizens of the United States and freedom-loving people throughout the world.”
"This resolution seeks to honor those who seek no recognition,” Rep. Rosenberger stated.  “Daily, these men and women go about their job with no news or fanfare, and many of their successful operations go unpublished.  This resolution seeks to thank those brave Americans who fight for our freedoms and continue to defend liberty’s cause."
The resolution passed with unanimous support in the Ohio House.