University of Missouri

49-2: An Act to Promote Service to Community and Honor Those Lost In the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

Missouri Students Association

University of Missouri

Bill 49-2

An Act to Promote Service to Community and Honor Those Lost In the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

WHEREAS, 2,975 people were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and

WHEREAS, 343 firefighters and paramedics and 60 police officers gave their lives in the rescue operation that followed, and

WHEREAS, since those attacks, 1,724 armed personnel from numerous countries have died during service in the war in Afghanistan, and 4,563 have died in the war in Iraq, and

WHEREAS, 35,083 American military personnel have been wounded in those two wars, and

WHEREAS, the fight against all those who would do harm to others for ideological reasons remains paramount in the minds of American citizens, and

WHEREAS, the effort to better understand and appreciate other cultures and prevent the spread of hatred and violence before it starts simultaneously challenges citizens to other viewpoints, and

WHEREAS, the spirit of service to community and unity in performing that service is one of many appropriate ways to remember the sacrifices of those lost directly or indirectly due to the 9/11 attacks, and

WHEREAS, the MSA Senate passed Bill #48-28 in 2008, which initiated the biannual MSA Senate Service Event to give back to our community and foster unity within our own organization, and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Community Service Commission has called upon all Missouri citizens to heed the President’s call to a Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, 2009.

THEREFORE, BE IT ENACTED by the Missouri Students Association Senate that September 11, 2009, is designated as a Day of Service and Remembrance for the Missouri Students Association.

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER ENACTED that a moment of silence will be observed at 12 pm on September 11, 2009, by the Missouri Students Association in honor of all those who have lost their lives as a result of the 9/11 attacks and in honor of all those who continue to serve. The Association invites and encourages other organizations and University entities to participate as well.

Respectfully Submitted,

Amanda Shelton, MSA Senate Speaker

Alex Holley, Multicultural Issues Chair

Erica Zucco, Academic Affairs Chair