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Resolution On Operation Desert Storm

WHREAS, The liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi Forces was carried out by the military forces of the United States and her coalition partners with precision, speed, and minimum casualties; and

WHEREAS, Humanitarian concerns were given the highest priority by the American military as evidenced by the lengthy and intensive attempts at diplomatic solutions, the careful selection of non-civilian targets during the hostilities, and the respectful treatment given P.O.W.s and displaced non-combatants; and

WHEREAS, The cause of freedom, democracy and peace was advanced by the diligent and courageous performance of duty throughout all segments of our armed services; Now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, June 4-6, 1991, commend and salute the President of the United States as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the commanders in the field, and the men and women of every military rank for their preparedness and resolve, their commitment to duty and to country, their fortitude in the face of danger, and their overwhelming victory in Operation Desert Storm; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we especially honor those who died in the conflict for their ultimate sacrifice in the cause of freedom and that we offer our heartfelt sympathy and gratitude to their families; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we express reverent thanksgiving to Almighty God, the Judge of all nations, who is mightier than all armies and who alone is able to save, for His guidance, His mercy, and His blessing on our nation in Operation Desert Storm.