SAINT LOUIS, SREBRENICA GENOCIDE PROCLAMATION 2009
PHOTO Courtesy of the Association of the Survivors of the Srebrenica Genocide in Saint Louis, Missouri. President of the association Rusmin Topalovic (left) and Heather Dunsford, assistant of the city of Saint Louis Mayor (right).
we recognize July 11, 2009 as a day of remembrance of the destruction of the City of Srebrenica and the brutal murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children; and
Whereas, the survivors, families and friends of those who were lost commemorate this solemn occasion every year in order to remind the world of the horrors of the war that devastated the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina; and
Whereas, the people of Bosnia have made St. Louis their new home and have been welcomed as our friends and neighbors; and
Whereas, we weep with our Bosnian friends and neighbors for the atrocities that occurred in the City of Srebrenica, but we celebrate the flourishing community of the Bosnian people here in St. Louis; and
Whereas, we recognize the anniversary of the tragedy of the Srebrenica genocide every year in the month of July in order to honor those who lost their lives, those who survived, and their families and friends.
Now, Therefore, I, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, do hereby proclaim July 11, 2009 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 Saint Louis, this 11th day of July, A.D. 2009.
Francis G. Slay,
Mayor of the City of Saint Louis
Also in 2005, the City of Saint Louis issued another Srebrenica Genocide Proclamation, see the text of the proclamation here.