Honor Our Troops
over two thousand American soldiers have lost their lives in the hostilities in the country of Iraq in the past 4 years; and,
Whereas, nowhere has a monument been built to honor the courageous sacrifice these brave men and women have made for the country they loved so deeply; and,
Whereas, it is the responsibility of our generation and this University to honor our heroes; and,
Whereas, some have put to question the patriotism of the students of the University of Washington, suggesting that their commitment to social justice and peaceful resolution to conflict somehow equates them to America hating veteran bashers; therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON:
no matter what individuals personal political beliefs are, whether they believe this or any war is right or just or warranted, whether they believe that throughout history any one race or gender has dominated any other, we can all agree that the soldiers who have made for us the ultimate act of sacrifice and given their lives in service to the Citizens of the United States of America are forever the object of our undying thanks, gratitude, friendship, deference, admiration, and love; and,
That, in order to properly display our feelings a senate committee be formed with the task of creating a monument to honor our fallen brothers and sisters who we miss so dearly, so that their sacrifice and memory may never be forgotten.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
And the UW resolutions just keep on coming...