[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 83 (Monday, May 16, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E506]
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                            HON. SAM GRAVES

                              of missouri

                    in the house of representatives

                          Monday, May 16, 2022

  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Madam Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize 
Moila Shrine in St. Joseph, Missouri. 2022 is a huge year for the Moila 
Shrine celebrating two big milestones in their history. 2022 will mark 
both the 100th anniversary of the first Shriners Hospital for Children 
as well as their 100th anniversary of their location in St. Joseph, 
  The Moila Shrine is a true landmark in St. Joseph. Whether it was 
being remodeled or expanded, wars, civil unrest, bust or boom the Moila 
Shrine has stood proudly on Noyes Ave. For those in St. Joseph, it has 
been a meeting place of celebration and community for generations. 
While it is the Moila Shrine, it's absolutely something enjoyed by all 
of St. Joseph.
  The unofficial motto of the Moila Shrine is: Regularly experience fun 
with a purpose. That purpose is the support of Shriners Hospitals for 
Children. There are 22 hospitals across North America that provide 
expert orthopedic, cleft palate, spinal cord and bum care for children 
under the age of 18 at no cost to their families. Over 1,000,000 have 
been helped to lead better and more fulfilling lives in the century 
since the first of these hospitals have been founded. Which speaks 
nothing of the valuable research they have undertaken to advance 
treatments for children everywhere.
  Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me and the people of the 
Sixth Congressional District in recognizing the Moila Shrine of St. 
Joseph, Missouri upon the centennial of their Shrine in St. Joseph and 
the centennial of founding of their first children's hospital. I am 
proud to represent the 1200 members of the Moila Shrine in the United 
States House of Representatives.