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CSHJR 33(MLV): Expressing gratitude to President George W. Bush, to the President's cabinet, and to the men and women of the United States armed forces and declaring support for the war on terrorism and for the President's effort to support democracies and promote peace worldwide.

00                 CS FOR HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 33(MLV)                                                               
01 Expressing gratitude to President George W. Bush, to the President's cabinet, and to the                                
02 men and women of the United States armed forces and declaring support for the war on                                    
03 terrorism and for the President's effort to support democracies and promote peace                                       
04 worldwide.                                                                                                              
05 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:                                                               
06       WHEREAS, since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W.                                 
07 Bush has shown leadership at home, using his office to rally the nation and wisely counseling                           
08 the American people to be patient and determined in the fight against terrorism, and has                                
09 shown leadership internationally, building a broad coalition of nations to support the fight                            
10 against terrorism; and                                                                                                  
11       WHEREAS Secretary of State Colin Powell has led a successful effort to build a                                  
12 worldwide coalition to fight terrorism; and                                                                             
13       WHEREAS Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has led a successful military                                      
14 effort against sponsors of terrorism abroad; and                                                                        
15       WHEREAS Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge is leading the effort to build                                  
01 an effective defense against the terrorist threat; and                                                                  
02       WHEREAS the men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine                                    
03 Corps, Coast Guard, and National Guard have shown great courage and sacrifice, protecting                               
04 the American people from the threat of international terrorism;                                                         
05       BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature expresses gratitude to President                               
06 George W. Bush, to the President's cabinet, and to the men and women of the United States                               
07 armed forces for their leadership and sacrifice; and be it                                                              
08       FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature declares support for this                                    
09 long and difficult war on terrorism; and be it                                                                          
10       FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature declares support for the                                     
11 President's effort to support democracies and promote peace worldwide.                                                  
12       COPIES of this resolution shall be sent to the Honorable George W. Bush, President                              
13 of the United States; the Honorable Tom Ridge, Director, Office of Homeland Security;                                   
14 General Richard B. Myers, United States Air Force, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; the                              
15 Honorable Colin Powell, United States Secretary of State; to the Honorable Donald Rumsfeld,                             
16 United States Secretary of Defense; and to each member of the United States Congress.