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File #: 16-3982    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE WOUNDED AND ILL MEMBERS AND VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM ALL WARS AND PROCLAIMING JUNE 29TH SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY IN COOK COUNTY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/20/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/29/2016 Final action: 6/29/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE WOUNDED AND ILL MEMBERS AND VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM ALL WARS AND PROCLAIMING JUNE 29TH SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, the County of Cook has always honored the sacrifice made by the service men and women and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and WHEREAS, America's courageous, wounded warriors and their families have made sacrifices that deserve a lifetime of gratitude and should never be forgotten; and WHEREAS, the Silver Star Service Banner and Flag have been officially designated by the United States Congress to represent the members of the Armed Forces and Veterans who were wounded or became ill in combat in all wars past and present; and WHEREAS, the Silver Star Service Banner is presented to those wounded or ill Military service members and Veterans who embody the integrity, honor and loyalty of Military service, have inspired us all with their dedication and commitment and m...
Sponsors: JOAN PATRICIA MURPHY, 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, GREGG GOSLIN, STANLEY MOORE, SEAN M. MORRISON, TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, ROBERT STEELE, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE WOUNDED AND ILL MEMBERS AND VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES FROM ALL WARS AND PROCLAIMING JUNE 29TH SILVER STAR SERVICE BANNER DAY IN COOK COUNTY

WHEREAS, the County of Cook has always honored the sacrifice made by the service men and women and Veterans of the United States Armed Forces; and

WHEREAS, America's courageous, wounded warriors and their families have made sacrifices that deserve a lifetime of gratitude and should never be forgotten; and

WHEREAS, the Silver Star Service Banner and Flag have been officially designated by the United States Congress to represent the members of the Armed Forces and Veterans who were wounded or became ill in combat in all wars past and present; and

WHEREAS, the Silver Star Service Banner is presented to those wounded or ill Military service members and Veterans who embody the integrity, honor and loyalty of Military service, have inspired us all with their dedication and commitment and make every American proud; and

WHEREAS, the Silver Star Families of America, formed in 2005 to recognize, remember and assist the wounded and ill of our Armed Forces, designed, manufacture and provide Silver Star Service Banners and Silver Star Flags free of charge to those who qualify; the volunteers of this organization worked tirelessly to make it the official banner and flag to honor the war wounded; and

WHEREAS, the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners are honored to have the opportunity to acknowledge the meritorious efforts of our valiant men and women in uniform and their families and the heroic contributions they have made to our Nation.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that June 29, 2016 be proclaimed the eighth annual Silver Star Service Banner Day in Cook County, the official day to honor the wounded and ill service members and Veterans of Cook County; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a suitable copy of this resolution be spread upon the offi...

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