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File #: 21-2519    Version: 1 Name: MEMORIAL DAY RESOLUTION
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 4/1/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 5/13/2021 Final action: 5/13/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION MEMORIAL DAY RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is celebrated annually on 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 country 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 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...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President), FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

MEMORIAL DAY RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is celebrated annually on 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 country 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 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 Members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, do hereby recognize Monday, May 31st.  2021, 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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