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Resolution of the Unites States Congress

expressing the sense of the Congress congratulating the People

of Berlin on the occasion of the city's seven hundred and

fiftieth anniversary in the year 1987, commending the People

of Berlin for their centuries of great tradition and

continuing courage in the face of historical adversity, and

recognizing the deep and lasting relations they have with

the People of the Unites States of America.

Whereas 1987 marks the seven hundred and fiftieth anniversary

of the great city of Berlin;

whereas Berlin is renowned for its traditions of openness and

diversity; whereas Berliners have bravely constructed a

flourishing democracy in the midst of communist tyranny;

whereas the bonds linking Berliners and Americans are profound

and lasting;

whereas Berlin looks confidently to a future of freedom and

accomplishment in close partnership with the United States; and

whereas the words "Ich bin ein Berliner" ring eternal in the

hearts of both Americans and Berliners; now , therefore, be it resolved by the House of Representative (the Senate

concurring), that the Congress -

(1) expressly congratulates Berlin on the occasion of the

city's seven hundred and fiftieth anniversary in the year 1987;

(2) commends the People of Berlin for their centuries of

great tradition and continuing courage in the face of

historical adversity; and

(3) recognizes the deep and lasting relations Berliners

have with the People of the United States of America.

Presented by the Speaker of the House, the Honorable James C. Wright, Jr.,

on April 20, 1987, to commemorate the seven hundred and fiftieth

anniversary of Berlin and the reopening of the Kongresshalle.