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File #: 15-2892    Version: 1 Name: In Observance of Memorial Day 2015
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/17/2015 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/20/2015 Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY 2015 WHEREAS, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is the last Monday of May, and is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service; and WHEREAS, Memorial Day is a time for the Nation to appropriately remember and honor our American heroes; and WHEREAS, our service men and women answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice to maintain the security of our country and the liberties we hold so dear; and WHEREAS, our nation is honor bound to remember those who died on distant shores defending our Nation and our way of life; and WHEREAS, citizens across Cook County, the State of Illinois and the entire United States will pause to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who died in service to our nation; and WHEREAS, on this Memorial Day, as throughout the year, we pray for the families of the fallen and show our respect for the contributions these service members ma...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI, LUIS ARROYO JR, RICHARD R. BOYKIN, JERRY BUTLER, JOHN P. DALEY, JOHN A. FRITCHEY, BRIDGET GAINER, JESÚS G. GARCÍA, ELIZABETH "LIZ" DOODY GORMAN, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION
 
IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY 2015
 
WHEREAS, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is the last Monday of May, and is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service; and
WHEREAS, Memorial Day is a time for the Nation to appropriately remember and honor our American heroes; and
 
WHEREAS, our service men and women answered the call of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice to maintain the security of our country and the liberties we hold so dear; and
 
WHEREAS, our nation is honor bound to remember those who died on distant shores defending our Nation and our way of life; and
 
WHEREAS, citizens across Cook County, the State of Illinois and the entire United States will pause to remember the sacrifices of the men and women who died in service to our nation; and
 
WHEREAS, on this Memorial Day, as throughout the year, we pray for the families of the fallen and show our respect for the contributions these service members made to the continuation of American freedom; and
 
WHEREAS, our grateful Nation honors their selfless service, and we recognize a debt of honor beyond our capability to repay; and
 
WHEREAS, Americans must never allow ourselves to forget the contributions made by those who served and those who gave their lives to protect the freedom and democracy for our country; and
 
WHEREAS, it is important to show our gratitude for all our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, and Merchant Mariners who died in the service of our Nation that we might continue to enjoy the liberties we so deeply cherish.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, do hereby recognize Monday, May 25, 2015, as Memorial Day and pay tribute to those who served and those who died with a sense of honor, duty and dedication for the United States of America.
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