MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

Senator Teichman introduced the following Senate resolution, which was read:

JOURNAL OF THE 428 SENATE

SENATE RESOLUTION No. 1842—

A RESOLUTION honoring and commending the Anthony 9/11 memorial as the official

Kansas ‘‘9/11 memorial’’ for 2005 and 2006.

 WHEREAS, The 2,300 people of Anthony (located 60 miles southwest of Wichita) were

moved by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to express both their grief and the resounding spirit of Americans and Kansans following the events of that date; and

 WHEREAS, The people of Anthony resolved to express their emotions in the very personal act of adopting, and providing support and comfort to the widow and four children (ages 6 months to 6 years) of New York Fire Department firefighter Joe Spor, Jr., who was killed in the collapse of the twin towers; and

 WHEREAS, The people of Anthony also adopted Joe Spor’s Bronx fire station; and

 WHEREAS, The people of Anthony, knowing the loss of a husband, father and friend

is not soon relieved or easily borne, committed to providing ongoing comfort and support to the Spor family and the firefighters of the Bronx fire station, and did so through daily communication and the purposeful building of a bond of connection and friendship; and

WHEREAS, The people of Anthony chose to further express their emotions and to safeguard the memory of those lost lives and heroes of 9/11, as well as those in uniform today, by erecting a memorial in Anthony; and

WHEREAS, That memorial, built of Kansas limestone and brick, is unique and moving

in its incorporation of three steel beams from the remains of the World Trade Center, a

block of limestone from the face of the damaged Pentagon building and soil from the

Pennsylvania crash site of Flight 93; and

WHEREAS, The memorial located in Anthony is being funded entirely through personal and private giving; and

WHEREAS, The Anthony memorial has attracted national attention and has been visited by individuals from across the United States, and several foreign countries; and

WHEREAS, The Anthony memorial serves as a place of connection between the survivors of the 9/11 tragedy and all those who support them, and a place of connection between all those who have committed to never forgetting the sacrifice of those who died: Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas: That the Anthony structure erected in memory of the September 11, 2001, tragedy is hereby honored and commended as the official Kansas 9/11 memorial for 2005 and 2006.

On emergency motion of Senator Teichman SR 1842 was adopted unanimously.

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS OFFERED ON A PREVIOUS DAY

On motion of Rep. McCreary, HCR 5017, A concurrent resolution designating the Anthony 9/11 memorial as the official Kansas ‘‘9/11 memorial’’ for 2005 and 2006, was adopted.  There being no objection, the following remarks of Rep. McCreary are spread upon the Journal:

 Excerpts from a letter by Barbara Spor O’Rourke

As the sister of fallen Firefighter Joseph P. Spor Jr., I am grateful for this opportunity to tell you what the Anthony Kansas Memorial means to our family. It’s the stuff stories are made of. Your great mayor, John Schott, and his family and his constituency reached out to us in our darkest hour and reassured our family and all of those affected, that the United States was ONE in this attack and that we stood together as a nation. Although we are separated by 1300 miles, our hearts and spirits were joined as one.

Now, almost four years later, when we speak of the horrors and tragedy of 9/11, we always can finish our story about the good people of Kansas who cared and gave as patriotic Americans, a place whose people want to always remember the innocent victims and great heroes of September 11th.  Living in the New York City metropolitan area, I personally have not seen a 9/11 memorial that is of the magnitude of the Anthony Memorial. We wholeheartedly support the effort to designate the Anthony Memorial as the official Kansas Memorial. We know you are proud of your fellow citizens of Kansas for this tremendous feat. We are truly honored by this memorial and are forever grateful for your efforts.

JOURNAL OF THE 488 HOUSE Upon unanimous consent, the House referred back to the regular order of business,

Introduction of Bills and Concurrent Resolutions.

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 5017—

By Representatives McCreary and McKinney

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION designating the Anthony 9/11 memorial as the official Kansas ‘‘9/11 memorial’’ for 2005 and 2006.

WHEREAS, The 2,300 people of Anthony (located 60 miles southwest of Wichita) were moved by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to express both their grief and the resounding spirit of Americans and Kansans following the events of that date; and

WHEREAS, The people of Anthony resolved to express their emotions in the very personal act of adopting, and providing support and comfort to the widow and four children (ages 6 months to 6 years) of New York Fire Department firefighter Joe Spor, Jr., who was killed in the collapse of the twin towers; and

WHEREAS, The people of Anthony also adopted Joe Spor’s Bronx fire station; and

WHEREAS, The people of Anthony, knowing the loss of a husband, father and friend moved by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to express both their grief and the resounding spirit of Americans and Kansans following the events of that date; and

is not soon relieved or easily borne, committed to providing ongoing comfort and support to the Spor family and the firefighters of the Bronx fire station, and did so through daily communication and the purposeful building of a bond of connection and friendship; and

WHEREAS, The people of Anthony chose to further express their emotions and to safeguard the memory of those lost lives and heroes of 9/11, as well as those in uniform today, by erecting a memorial in Anthony; and

WHEREAS, That memorial, built of Kansas limestone and brick, is unique and moving in its incorporation of three steel beams from the remains of the World Trade Center, a block of limestone from the face of the damaged Pentagon building and soil from the Pennsylvania crash site of Flight 93; and

WHEREAS, The memorial located in Anthony is being funded entirely through personal moved by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to express both their grief and the resounding spirit of Americans and Kansans following the events of that date; and

and private giving; and 

WHEREAS, The Anthony memorial has attracted national attention and has been visited by individuals from across the United States, and several foreign countries; and 

WHEREAS, The Anthony memorial serves as a place of connection between the survivors of the 9/11 tragedy and all those who support them, and a place of connection between all those who have committed to never forgetting the sacrifice of those who died: Now, therefore,

 Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Kansas, the Senate concurring therein: That the Anthony structure erected in memory of the September 11, 2001, tragedy is hereby designated as the official Kansas 9/11 memorial for 2005 and 2006.

 

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House Bill 2595

House Bill 2595 Budget

House Bill Supplemental

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