SECOND REGULAR SESSION

House Concurrent Resolution No. 41

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES TALBOY (Sponsor), BURNETT, LeVOTA, BRINGER, McNEIL, WEBBER, ENGLUND, SCHUPP, ZIMMERMAN, SWINGER, HOLSMAN, ROORDA, LAMPE, MEINERS, McCLANAHAN, KIRKTON, STILL, LeBLANC, NASHEED, SCAVUZZO, YAEGER, TODD, QUINN, FISCHER (107), DOUGHERTY, WEBB, ATKINS, CALLOWAY, MORRIS, JONES (63), MEADOWS, OXFORD, HUMMEL, HOSKINS (80), PACE, GRILL, KANDER, HODGES, McDONALD, LOW, KOMO, AULL, SHIVELY, WITTE, WALSH, SKAGGS, HUGHES, FRAME, SPRENG, FALLERT, BIERMANN, HARRIS, NEWMAN, CORCORAN, KELLY, RUCKER, KRATKY, WALTON GRAY, VOGT, COLONA, CHAPPELLE-NADAL, NORR, CARTER, KUESSNER, STORCH, BROWN (50), SALVA, CASEY, CURLS, SCHIEFFER, LIESE AND SCHOEMEHL (Co-sponsors).

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            Whereas, more than 4,000,000 Americans served in World War I; and

 

            Whereas, there is no nationally recognized memorial honoring the service of those over 4,000,000 Americans; and

 

            Whereas, in 1919, the people of Kansas City, Missouri, expressed an outpouring of support and raised more than $2 million in two weeks for a memorial to the service of Americans who served in World War I; and

 

            Whereas, the raising of these moneys was an accomplishment unparalleled by any other city in the United States, irrespective of population, and reflected the passion of public opinion about World War I, which had so recently ended; and

 

            Whereas, following the drive, a national architectural competition was held by the American Institute of Architects for designs for a memorial to the service of Americans in World War I, and the competition yielded a design by architect H. Van Buren Magonigle; and

 

            Whereas, on November 1, 1921, more than 100,000 people witnessed the dedication of the site for the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

            Whereas, the American's World War I Museum is the only public museum in the United States specifically dedicated to the history of World War I; and

 

            Whereas, the National World War I Museum is known throughout the world as a major center of World War I remembrance:

 

            Now, therefore, be it resolved that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-fifth General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urges the United States Congress to designate the Liberty Memorial, Kansas City, Missouri, at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as the "National World War I Memorial"; and

 

            Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives, and each member of the Missouri Congressional delegation.