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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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  • Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony
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    Lincoln Memorial 200th Birthday Ceremony

    A ceremony “Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of President Abraham Lincoln” was held by the National Park Service and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission on the plaza…

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  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Service
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    Stephanie Tubbs Jones Memorial Service

    A memorial service was held in Statuary Hall for Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first African-American woman elected to the House of Representatives from Ohio. She died on…

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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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  • 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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  • Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jackie Robinson
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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jackie Robinson

    Government officials and leaders participated in a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the late Jackie Robinson in the Capitol Rotunda. Mr. Robinson broke baseball’s color-barrier…

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  • March on Washington 40th Anniversary
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    March on Washington 40th Anniversary

    A ceremony was held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the March on Washington in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall with speeches by many dignitaries. The event included music and Martin Luther King’s…

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  • Congressional Distinguished Service Award
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    Congressional Distinguished Service Award

    Congressional Distinguished Service Awards were presented to four former members of Congress for their distinguished and dedicated service to the nation. Recipients were former…

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