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Mayoral Proclamation - A Day of Service & Remembrance - 09.11.2015

09/11/2015

  • WHEREAS, On September 11, 2001, the American people endured with courage and heroism the worst terrorist attack on US soil in the nation’s history; and

  • WHEREAS, In response to this tragedy, Americans across the country came together in a remarkable spirit of patriotism and unity and carried out countless acts of kindness, generosity and compassion; and

  • WHEREAS, Community organizations and family members of 9/11 victims began observing the anniversary of September 11th as a charitable service day to honor the memory of those who were lost and those who united in response to the tragedy, including first-responders and volunteers; and

  • WHEREAS, The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, directed September 11th to be observed and recognized as an annual “National Day of Service and Remembrance”; and

  • WHEREAS, Participating in service and remembrance activities on September 11th is a positive and respectful way to remember the lives of those lost, pay tribute to those who rose in service and honor those who continue to serve our country today, including veterans, soldiers, military families and first responders; and

  • WHEREAS, September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance activities are being organized by a wide range of nonprofits, faith-based and community groups, public agencies, educational institutions, private businesses and other organizations across the nation; and

  • WHEREAS, On September 11, 2015, and on the days leading up to and following this day, citizens of Fargo have an opportunity to participate in activities that honor 9/11 victims and heroes by joining together in service projects to meet community needs.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim September 11th as A Day of Service and Remembrance in the City of Fargo, North Dakota and call upon the people of Fargo to honor the lives and memories of those lost through participation in community service and remembrance ceremonies on this day and throughout the year.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 24th day of
    August, 2015.