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CITY OF SAINT LOUIS: SREBRENICA GENOCIDE PROCLAMATION

July 6, 2009
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

CITY OF SAINT LOUIS PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the City of St. Louis has been apprised that July 11, 2005, marks an important anniversary in annals of history; and

Whereas, it was on July 11, 1995, that an assault began on the people of Srebrenica, in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and

Whereas, over a five day period, it is estimated that over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in often cruel and hideous ways and 30,000 women and children were expelled from their homes, never allowed to return; and

Whereas, unfortunately, survivors of these violent acts have never nor will ever be able to be reunited with their loved ones or be able to bring closure to this terrible tragedy; and

Whereas, we, the People of the United States and especially in St. Lous have sought to comfort and aid to these Bosnians that have chosen to live here; and

Whereas, we must keep this tragedy fresh in our minds until justice has been served; and

Whereas, on this July 9th the 10th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, the City of St. Louis joins with Bosnians around the world to remember those who lost their lives and to honor the survivors of this horrific campaign.

Now, therefore, I, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, do hereby proclaim July 11, 2005, as:

“SREBRENICA REMEMBRANCE DAY”
IN THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND CAUSED TO BE AFFIXED THE SEAL OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS, THIS 11TH DAY OF JULY, A.D. 2005.

Signed by

Francis G. Slay _________________________
Mayor of the City of Saint Louis

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