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CYPRESS : Council Proclaims Support for Troops

The City Council unanimously approved a resolution this week supporting President Bush and the troops in the Persian Gulf.

Mayor Walter K. Bowman introduced the resolution, which also condemned Iraqi President Saddam Hussein for his “acts of aggression against mankind.”

Bowman said the resolution “is a good idea. We are right next to a military base, and we also have a lot of people retired from the military in our community. I wish all city councils would do it.”

The resolution reads in part: “Our Americans and Allied Forces fighting to maintain international peace and security, along with our fallen heroes and POWs, deserve the full support of all Americans. . . . We hereby convey our strong support to President Bush and to all the men and women of the Armed Forces involved in the Persian Gulf War and offer our prayers for a quick end to this aggression and to the safe return of our military personnel.”

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Besides the resolution, Bowman said the city is planning to place yellow ribbons around the Civic Center. But there is a problem.

“Everyone is running out of yellow ribbon,” he said.

Several business and home owners already have displayed ribbons, and many local groups, including the Soroptomist Club, are handing them out for free.


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