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  • Edward Brooke October 26 1919  January 3 2015
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Edward William Brooke

    Former Senator Edward William Brooke was honored as the first African American to be elected by popular vote to the United States Senate, where he represented Massachusetts as a Republican…

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  • A Celebration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
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    A Celebration of the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A ceremony was held honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., the day before the 40th anniversary of his death on April 4, 1968. Following the invocation and the Presentation of the Colors, family members, congressional…

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  • Plaque Unveiling for Slave Laborers in Construction of US Capitol
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    Plaque Unveiling for Slave Laborers in Construction of U.S. Capitol

    Members of Congress participated in an unveiling ceremony for plaques to recognize the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol.

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  • Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration
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    Korean War 60th Anniversary Commemoration

    Congressional leaders spoke at a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of beginning of the Korean War. The event took place in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.

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  • September 11 Remembrance Ceremony
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    September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Members of Congress held a September 11, 2001, remembrance ceremony on the east front steps of the Capitol. Speakers included Democratic and Republican leaders as well as New York City…

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  • Women Airforce Service Pilots Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Women Airforce Service Pilots Gold Medal Ceremony

    Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) received the Congressional Gold Medal for their service in World War II. The corps of female pilots was created in 1942 to fly military…

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  • Congressional Celebration of Lincolns 200th Birthday
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    Congressional Celebration of Lincoln's 200th Birthday

    President Obama and congressional leaders gathered in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. in his remarks, President Obama said he felt…

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  • Religion in Congress
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    Religion in Congress

    Michael Goldman moderated a discussion with congressional chaplains about their role as spiritual advisers, and about faith and the role of religion in American politics. They also…

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  • Capitol Visitor Center Opening Ceremony
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    Capitol Visitor Center Opening Ceremony

    Officials spoke at opening ceremonies were in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Emancipation Hall. The center was designed to provide both enhanced security and greater educational…

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  • Congressional September 11 Remembrance Ceremony
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    Congressional September 11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Members gathered on the west House steps of the Capitol for words of remembrance and a moment of silence to mark the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The Marine band…

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  • 60th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces
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    60th Anniversary of the Integration of the Armed Forces

    Following the invocation and the Presentation of the Colors, Congressional leaders and dignitaries commemorated President Truman’s executive order 60 years ago that marked the beginning of racial…

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  • Lyndon B Johnson Centennial Celebration
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    Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Celebration

    The 100th birthday of former President Lyndon B. Johnson was celebrated in Statuary Hall as part of Lyndon B. Johnson Day in Congress. This was part of the year-long centennial celebration…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Michael DeBakey was presented with the Congressional Gold Medal in the Capitol Rotunda. Dr. DeBakey was an international medical statesman, innovator and educator best known for his…

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  • Iraq War Congressional Remembrance Ceremony
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    Iraq War Congressional Remembrance Ceremony

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Republican Leader John Boehner, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined together to honor the five years of…

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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony

    Congressional leaders and President Bush paid tribute to the Dalai Lama, praised his message of non-violence and compassion, and presented him with the Congressional Gold Medal. Several speakers…

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  • President Ford US Capitol Service
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    President Ford U.S. Capitol Service

    An official funeral service was held for former President Gerald Ford in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The ceremony included tributes from several members. Footage also included the arrival of…

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  • Life and Work of Constantino Brumidi
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    Life and Work of Constantino Brumidi

    Congressional leaders of both parties commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Constantino Brumidi and praised his art. Brumidi, called the “capitol painter,” was best known for…

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  • 75th Anniversary of the Veterans Administration
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    75th Anniversary of the Veterans Administration

    The Department of Veterans Affairs marked the 75th anniversary of the Veterans Administration with an event in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The ceremony began with the Presentation of the…

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  • Rosa Parks Capitol Arrival
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    Rosa Parks Capitol Arrival

    Scenes were shown of Ms. Parks' remains arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in repose in the U.S. Capitol rotunda. She was the 29th person to be given such an…

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  • Joseph Rainey Portrait Unveiling
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    Joseph Rainey Portrait Unveiling

    A portrait of the first African American member of Congress, Joseph Rainey of South Carolina, was unveiled. Representative Rainey served from 1870-1878. Reverend Coughlin offered the opening prayer and…

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