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File #: 2019-342    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Passed
File created: 8/8/2019 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/5/2019 Final action: 9/5/2019
Title: RESOLUTION IN OBSERVANCE AND REMEMBRANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11 - "NATIONAL PATRIOT DAY"
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TITLE
Title
RESOLUTION IN OBSERVANCE AND REMEMBRANCE OF SEPTEMBER 11 - "NATIONAL PATRIOT DAY"
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SPONSOR
Sponsor
Commissioner Hank Henning
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RESOLUTION
Resolution
WHEREAS, twelve years ago this month, nearly three thousand innocent men, women, and children lost their lives in attacks meant to terrorize our Nation. We will never undo the pain and injustice borne that terrible morning, nor will we ever forget those we lost; and,
WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, amid shattered glass, twisted steel, and clouds of dust, the spirit of America shone through. We remember the sacrifice of strangers and first responders who rushed into darkness to carry others from danger. We remember the unbreakable bonds of unity we felt in the long days that followed -- how we came to our neighbors' aid, and how we prayed for one another. We recall how Americans of every station joined together to support the survivors in their hour of need and to heal our Nation in the years that followed; and,
WHEREAS, we can honor those we lost by building a Nation worthy of their memories. Let us also live up to the selfless example of the heroes who gave of themselves in the face of such great evil. As we mark the anniversary of September 11, I invite all Americans to observe a National Day of Service and Remembrance by uniting in the same extraordinary way we came together after the attacks. Like the Americans who chose compassion when confronted with cruelty, we can show our support for one another by devoting our time and talents to those in need. I encourage all Americans to find ways to get involved in their communities; and,
WHEREAS, as we serve and remember, we reaffirm our ties to one another. On September 11, 2001, no matter where we came from, what religion we practiced, or what race or ethnicity we were, we were united as one American family. May the same be said of us today and always; and
WHEREAS, by a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), Congre...

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