By Senators Hayner, Gaspard, Snyder, Vognild, McCaslin, Newhouse, Conner, Rasmussen, Madsen, Sellar, Saling, Owen, Williams, Talmadge, Thorsness, Anderson, Cantu, Murray, Bluechel, Bailey, Stratton, West, Sutherland, McMullen, Johnson, Hansen, Jesernig, Patterson, Craswell, Bauer, Amondson, Skratek, Roach, Matson, Erwin, Metcalf, Barr, L. Smith, von Reichbauer, Oke and Nelson


     WHEREAS, On January 16, 1991, the United States joined with 27 other countries in a military action to liberate occupied Kuwait; and


     WHEREAS, This military action was undertaken in accordance with twelve United Nations resolutions and with the consent of the United States Congress; and


     WHEREAS, The military action taken followed months of diplomatic efforts undertaken by the United Nations, the United States, and many other countries; and


     WHEREAS, Amongst the troops in the Middle East are hundreds of Washington State citizens;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That, in the spirit of national unity, the Senate hereby expresses its support for United States military personnel in the Middle East and around the world and prays for their personal safety and their families' peace of mind; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Senate today echoes the words spoken by Abraham Lincoln 126 years ago:  "Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away."




I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1991-8602,

adopted by the Senate January 17, 1991.





Secretary of the Senate