Request Line: (870) 277-1080 [email protected]
Text Your Gift to KLEK1 to 44-321 LEARN MORE

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims

Written by Press Release

October 23, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353

October 23, 2019

 

Cotton, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Honoring Beirut Bombing Victims

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island), Doug Jones (D-Alabama), Jacky Rosen (D-Nevada), Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois), Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Chris Coons (D-Delaware), Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) introduced a resolution that would designate today as a national day of remembrance for members of the United States Armed Forces who were killed or injured by the terrorist attack on the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23, 1983. Text of the resolution may be found here.

“This fateful day in 1983 marks the deadliest day for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima. Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah killed 220 Marines, along with 21 other servicemembers across our Armed Forces. Our resolution makes certain that our nation remembers their sacrifice on the anniversary of their tragic deaths,” said Cotton.   
 

“On this solemn anniversary, we honor the nine Rhode Island Marines and all of the service members who were killed in a terror attack while serving on a peacekeeping mission in Beirut,” said Whitehouse.  “We are eternally grateful for their sacrifice and continue to fight for restitution for the victims’ families.”

 

“Iran and its proxies have the blood of thousands of Americans on their hands, including the 241 men and women of the Armed Forces killed on October 23, 1983,” Cruz said. “Today we honor their sacrifice by remembering their service, and resolving to continue battling against the threat that Iran poses to the United States.”

“The Camp Lejeune family remembers October 23, 1983 with a heavy heart, where North Carolina tragically lost loved ones to the Beirut barracks bombings carried out by Hezbollah terrorists,” said Tillis. “North Carolina is the proud home of the Beirut Memorial to remember the 241 American peacekeepers who lost their lives on that fateful day, and I am honored to co-sponsor the resolution to designate today as a day of remembrance for those who were killed or injured.”

 

Background: 

On October 23, 1983, an Iranian national drove a truck bomb into the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The devastating bombing killed 220 Marines and dozens of other personnel. The attack was perpetrated by Hezbollah, a terror group founded, trained, and financially supported by the Iranian regime. 

 

###

Original article source: http://www.cotton.senate.gov?p=press_release&id=1238 | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

0 0 vote
Article Rating

Related Articles

Cotton Statement on Judge Barrett’s Confirmation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 26, 2020 Cotton Statement on Judge Barrett’s Confirmation Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the statement below after Judge Amy Coney Barrett was Read more

Cotton Statement on Agreement Between Israel and Sudan

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) released the following statement on the normalization of ties between Sudan and Israel: "I commend the transitional government of Sudan for establishing diplomatic Read more

Cotton & Gallagher Introduce Bill to Close Lobbying Loopholes for Chinese Companies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 22, 2020   Cotton & Gallagher Introduce Bill to Close Lobbying Loopholes for Chinese Companies Washington, D.C. — Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Representative Mike Read more

Cotton & Loeffler to AG Barr: Investigate Racial Segregation in Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 734-0430 October 22, 2020   Cotton & Loeffler to AG Barr: Investigate Racial Segregation in Schools Washington, D.C. — Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) and Kelly Loeffler (R-Georgia) Read more

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Your Community Radio Station is possible thanks to this supporter!  Become an underwriter.

Pin It on Pinterest