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Mayoral Proclamation - Homeless Persons Memorial Day. - 12.21.2015


  • WHEREAS, Winter poses extreme hardship for unsheltered and inadequately housed men, women and children in Fargo-Moorhead; and

  • WHEREAS, The spirit of the holiday season of giving provides an opportunity for affirmation and renewal regarding the commitment to prevent, reduce and end homelessness; and

  • WHEREAS, December 21st is designated National Homeless Persons Memorial Day by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Health Care for the Homeless Council and is so recognized by cities nationwide; and

  • WHEREAS, In this season of generosity and sharing, citizens of the FM area are encouraged to commit themselves to promoting compassion and concern for all, especially those who are poor and homeless; and

  • WHEREAS, In remembering those who have died on the streets, the cause of ending homelessness is kept urgent, as is the community‚Äôs collective commitment to preventing such deaths in the future.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That We, Fargo Mayor Timothy J. Mahoney and Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams, do hereby proclaim the longest night of the year, December 21, 2015, as Homeless Persons Memorial Day in the Cities of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, in recognition of the people who have died homeless in and around Fargo-Moorhead and urge all citizens to take a moment of silence in remembrance, and encourage our citizens to support all local efforts to eliminate homelessness in our community.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto set our hands and caused the Official Seals of the Cities of Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota to be affixed to this proclamation this 7th day of December, 2015.