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HouseBill Number: 4680Primary Sponsor: RogersType of Legislation: CRSubject: Doolittle RaidersDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 08, 1992Computer Document Number: 436/12337.DWIntroduced Date: Apr 07, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Apr 08, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Rogers Cromer Byrd Sturkie Quinn Klapman Sharpe Waites Riser Shissias RamaType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4680 House Apr 08, 1992 Received from Senate 4680 Senate Apr 08, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 4680 House Apr 07, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
RECOGNIZING THE HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS AND THEIR HEROIC MISSION, WELCOMING THEM TO COLUMBIA UPON THE OBSERVANCE OF THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS VICTORY, AND CONGRATULATING TRUSTUS THEATER FOR ITS NATIONAL RECOGNITION AND FOR ITS PRESENTATION OF A WORLD PREMIER OF INTO THE YONDER ZONE WHICH IS A UNIQUE RECOGNITION OF THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS.
Whereas, on April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle and his Raiders, in a bombing mission waged on Japan against astounding odds, brought about the psychological turning point of World War II by giving our nation the confidence it needed to win the war; and
Whereas, the Doolittle Raiders began their training in Columbia, South Carolina, and the remaining Doolittle Raiders have chosen to observe the fiftieth anniversary of this great victory in Columbia, South Carolina; and
Whereas, in recognition of this reunion, Trustus Theater, Columbia's professional theater, will present the world premiere of Into the Yonder Zone, Trustus playwright-in-residence Doug Williams' new play which was inspired by the Doolittle mission; and
Whereas, Trustus Theater has further honored Columbia and South Carolina by becoming the only theater in the southeast to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant and be accepted into the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Program. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly recognize the historic significance of the Doolittle Raiders and their heroic mission, welcome them to Columbia upon the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of this victory, and congratulate Trustus Theater for its national recognition and for its presentation of a world premiere of Into the Yonder Zone which is a unique recognition of the Doolittle Raiders.