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Commission proclaims November 11 as "Thank You Veterans Day" in Douglas County

Post Date: 
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:00pm

Office of the County Commission
 P R O C L A M A T I O N
 November 11, 2017

WHEREAS, the men and women who have and currently are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America have made major contributions toward the preservation of this nation and her people; and

WHEREAS, honorable service performed in the defense of our nation and her cause in time of war is the highest form of citizenship; and

WHEREAS, the courage, honor, sacrifice, and dedication which veterans of the United States Armed Forces have displayed in the cause of justice, freedom, and democracy are most worthy of recognition; and

WHEREAS, the Nation and the free world are eternally grateful for the contributions of American veterans – men and women – to the advancement of the cause of an honorable world peace; and

WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States of America has designated the eleventh day of November of each year as Veterans Day; and

WHEREAS, 2017 marks the first year since 1968 that Lawrence, Kansas has held a Veterans Day Parade, on November 11th, to show gratitude for the valiant service and personal sacrifice of our veterans and their families.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas, proclaims November 11, 2017 as Thank You Veterans Day and urges all citizens to thank our veterans for their sacrifice and service.
ADOPTED this 8th day of November, 2017.