Within days of the Doolittle Raiders final toast, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution honoring the surviving airmen of the historic bombing raid with a Congressional Gold Medal, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, who introduced the legislation.

The Senate endorsed the legislation by unanimous consent late Tuesday. The resolution awaits a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Three of the four surviving World War II veterans gathered at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Nov. 9 for a final cognac toast to the historic mission that bombed Japan on April 18, 1942, just months after the Imperial Japanese Navy’s devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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