Lake County, IL
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File #: 19-1886    Version: 1 Name: Special recognition honoring military veterans.
Type: Special Recognition Status: Special Recognition
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Special recognition honoring military veterans.
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Special recognition honoring military veterans.






WHEREAS, in recognition of the bravery, unwavering commitment, and heroism of military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces, the United States annually observes November 11 as Veterans Day; and


WHEREAS, our military has preserved our freedoms with honor and distinction, with some making the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and security of Americans; and


WHEREAS, Lake County’s Veterans Assistance Commission continues to play a vital role in supporting our veterans and their families by providing local resources and assistance programs; and


WHEREAS, there is an estimated 34,117 American Armed Forces veterans residing in Lake County; and


WHEREAS, Lake County has a unique role in our nation’s defense as the home of Great Lakes Naval Station and the Fort Sheridan Reserve Center; and


WHEREAS, Lake County is proud to recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crisis, and in war.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RECOGNIZED, the Lake County Board honors the courage and sacrifice of all America’s servicemen and women who serve in the armed forces and hopes for the safe return of those who are currently serving to defend American freedom and values.


DATED, at WAUKEGAN, LAKE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, on this 11th day of November 2019.