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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Nixon: People of Joplin well-deserving of national award
(From Gov. Jay Nixon)
Gov. Jay Nixon today said that the people of Joplin were well-deserving of the national award for resilience announced today by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. The Rick Rescorla National Award of Resilience was awarded to Jane Cage, chair of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team (CART) in Joplin, and the citizens of Joplin in recognition of their contribution in the aftermath of the devastating May 2011 tornado.
"The people of Joplin, through the leadership of folks like Jane Cage and many others, have exemplified the word 'resilient' in the year and a half since the tornado hit," Gov. Nixon said. "I've said time and again that they are the toughest people on God's green Earth, and this prestigious national award stands in recognition of how this community has picked itself back up."