[Congressional Record: October 11, 2002 (Extensions)]
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TRIBUTE TO THE CHALDEAN FEDERATION OF AMERICA
HON. SANDER M. LEVIN
in the house of representatives
Thursday, October 10, 2002
Mr. LEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 21st
Anniversary Celebration and 10th Annual Awards Banquet of the Chaldean
Federation of America. On Friday, October 18, 2002 the Chaldean
Federation will mark more than two decades of service to the Chaldean
community in Metro-Detroit and one decade of recognizing outstanding
citizens in their midst.
Over these many years, I have been privileged to witness the
establishment and blossoming of this exceptional organization. The
Federation serves the growing Chaldean community of Metro-Detroit,
which now numbers over 160,000. Their service to the community has been
extensive, from employment and social services, to language and
translation support, to computer training and immigration services.
For new immigrants, the Federation has served to bridge the cultural
gap between their native land and that of their adopted home. For
first, second, and third generation Americans of Chaldean descent, the
Federation has been a place of education and celebration, keeping alive
the traditions of the Chaldean homeland.
In addition to serving the Chaldean community, the Federation has
been an invaluable resource to our community as a whole. By providing
cross-cultural education and sensitivity training to schools and other
groups they have helped to promote tolerance and understanding in an
increasingly complex world.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to salute the Chaldean Federation of
America, its key activists and countless volunteers, many of whom I
have known personally for years. We have been enriched by the Chaldean
culture and are deeply appreciative of the role that the Chaldean
Federation of America continues to play in our community.
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