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WHEREAS, Missouri is the proud home to military veterans who have made extraordinary sacrifices to protect our freedom and democracy; and

WHEREAS, the Governor's Advisory Council for Veterans Affairs (Council) was created by Executive Order 05-41; and

WHEREAS, the Council has not met since 2006; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 05-41 did not provide a date by which the Council would terminate; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Veterans Commission aids and assists our veterans by performing a broad range of duties prescribed by Missouri statute; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Veterans Commission is well-situated to interact with Missouri veterans and veterans' organizations and identify the needs of veterans through various means, including a recently conducted a listening tour; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Veterans Commission will continue to be an important and effective conduit between veterans and state government.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby rescind Executive Order 05-41, thereby terminating the Governor's Advisory Council for Veterans Affairs, and direct the Missouri Veterans Commission to continue to serve as a critical liaison between Missouri veterans and state government, develop strategies for improving delivery of services to Missouri veterans, and make recommendations to the Governor on how the state of Missouri can best serve our veterans.

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 15th day of January, 2010.

[Jay Nixon's signature]

Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon


[Robin Carnahan's signature]

Robin Carnahan
Secretary of State

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