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File #: 16-5622    Version: 1 Name: SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/29/2016 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/5/2016 Final action: 10/5/2016
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES WHEREAS, the County of Cook pays tribute to the service men and women of the Armed Forces who have valiantly defended our Country and continue to preserve our freedom so that we and our children can have a better future; and WHEREAS, the members of our Armed Forces and Veteran organizations hold themselves to the highest standards and the example set by their willingness to answer the call to duty gives this great Nation continued strength and vitality; and WHEREAS, the People and leadership of Cook County remember and honor the brave, noble service and sacrifice of the members of our Armed Forces and our Veterans, as well as, the sacrifice and dedication of their families; and WHEREAS, in memory of Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, the County of Cook warmly welcomes all military personnel and Veterans of all wars and their families to be honored at the 6th annual special Salute to Our Armed Forces on October 13, 2016 to be held at t...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), 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, JEFFREY R. TOBOLSKI
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES

WHEREAS, the County of Cook pays tribute to the service men and women of the Armed Forces who have valiantly defended our Country and continue to preserve our freedom so that we and our children can have a better future; and

WHEREAS, the members of our Armed Forces and Veteran organizations hold themselves to the highest standards and the example set by their willingness to answer the call to duty gives this great Nation continued strength and vitality; and

WHEREAS, the People and leadership of Cook County remember and honor the brave, noble service and sacrifice of the members of our Armed Forces and our Veterans, as well as, the sacrifice and dedication of their families; and

WHEREAS, in memory of Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, the County of Cook warmly welcomes all military personnel and Veterans of all wars and their families to be honored at the 6th annual special Salute to Our Armed Forces on October 13, 2016 to be held at the Alsip Doubletree Hotel in Cook County's 6th District; and

WHEREAS, Commissioner Murphy worked diligently for 35 years to honor Veterans and improve the quality of their lives through her participation in countless Veteran events, Standdowns, wreath layings, Honor Flights, parades, and National Guard Crestwood Armory deployments; and

WHEREAS, in 2008, Commissioner Murphy introduced and sponsored the annual Cook County Silver Star Service Banner Day, the official day to honor the wounded and ill service members of the United States Armed Forces from all wars; and

WHEREAS, the members of our Armed Forces are true American military heroes and patriots who serve with honor and dignity and inspire us through their selfless and steadfast commitment to our Country.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the President and Cook County Board of Commissioners express their deep gratitude and appreciation to the service members, military families, and Veterans who keep this nation stron...

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