The Missouri Republican State Committee today passed a resolution remembering the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and thanking the men and women of our armed forces who have served this nation. This weekend marks ten years since the attacks.
“Ten years ago, nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the deadliest attack ever to occur on U.S. soil,” said David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party. “So as we mark this tragic anniversary, we remember the victims of that terrible day. We honor those who risked their lives to help others. We thank the men and women of our US armed forces, along with their families, who have served this nation with honor and dignity over the past decade. And we recommit ourselves to safeguarding our shores and defending freedom around the world.”
The resolution, introduced by District 34 Committeeman James Rooney at the regular meeting of the Missouri Republican State Committee, passed unanimously. Rooney is a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1980-1987. He is currently employed by Northrop Grumman at Ft Leavenworth, KS, supporting the Army’s Mission Command Training Program.
Text of the resolution:
Missouri Republican State Committee Resolution
Remembering the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001
WHEREAS, the United States suffered devastating terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; and
WHEREAS, nearly 3,000 people, including hundreds of first-responders, lost their lives in the deadliest attack ever to happen on U.S. soil; and
WHEREAS, the brutal attacks resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of support and the most moving display of the American spirit in recent history, with Americans of all backgrounds and political beliefs demonstrating to the world that no act of terrorism could defeat or divide us; and
WHEREAS, this act of war resulted in a sweeping U.S. military response that continues to this day, with men and women in uniform protecting our freedom at home and abroad; and
WHEREAS, September 11, 2011 marks ten years since the horrific attacks; therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Missouri Republican State Committee, on behalf of Missourians from all walks of life, remembers those who lost their lives or were injured in the September 11th terrorist attacks; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Missouri Republican State Committee extends our deepest appreciation for the men and women of the U.S. armed forces, along with their families, who have served this nation with honor and dignity over the past decade, especially all those who have felt the pain and loss of paying the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and security; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Missouri Republican State Committee remains resolute in our support of national policies that pursue and punish those responsible for the September 11th terrorist attacks, and those who harbor them.