Moila Shriners of St. Joseph, Missouri

Floor Speech

Date: May 16, 2022
Location: Washington, DC


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, Missouri,

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.