WHEREAS, The President of the United States deemed it necessary to demonstrate to the world the readiness, strength and purpose of a unified fee people during the Persian Gulf crisis in Operation Desert Shield/Storm by call to duty of members of the National Guard of the United States, and
WHEREAS, by Presidential Executive Order "Ordering Selected Reserves of the Armed Forces to Active Duty" dated August 222, 1991 and Public Law 10 USC 673b, members of the Missouri National Guard were ordered into active Federal service in direct support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and
WHEREAS, the members of these Missouri National Guard units have served with fortitude and resourcefulness and have demonstrated by defense of liberty and their devotion to duty during this crisis are most deserving of recognition by the State of Missouri.
NOW, THEREFORE, I JOHN ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby proclaim the establishment of the MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD SERVICE RIBBON for Operation Desert Shield/Storm service to be awarded for a period of federal service under the Executive Order and Public Law quoted above. I further authorize The Adjutant General of Missouri to procure and award this ribbon to those persons eligible through administrative procedures to be established by his office.
||IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 1st day of March,1991.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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