Lake County, IL
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File #: 21-1395    Version: 1 Name: Special recognition in observance of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001.
Type: Special Recognition Status: Completed
File created: 9/10/2021 In control: Lake County Board
On agenda: Final action: 9/14/2021
Title: Special recognition in observance of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

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Special recognition in observance of the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001.

 

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION

WHEREAS, September 11, 2001 will be a day our country will never forget; and

 

WHEREAS, September 11, 2001 commemorates the lives of those who died that day in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania; and

 

WHEREAS, every year since we come together in solidarity to remember the first responders and civilians whose lives were cut short by these acts of terror 20 years ago; and

 

WHEREAS, on that day and the days that followed, our country was united as Americans, no matter race, background, or religion, with a resolve to help the families of victims and first responders; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 11, we pay tribute to the first responders and citizens who answered the call to save lives with tremendous acts of courage and with no hesitation; and

 

WHEREAS, Americans are encouraged to participate in community service in honor of those lost or injured in recognition of the National Day of Service and Remembrance; and

 

WHEREAS, it is our duty to never forget the events that painful day so future generations can be reminded that when Americans from all walks of life unite, we are stronger as a country; and

 

WHEREAS, this day also has inspired many brave men and women to join our Armed forces as well as law enforcement to continue answering the call to defend our country.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RECOGNIZED, the Lake County Board hereby honors the lives lost 20 years ago on September 11, 2001, and we encourage residents to participate in community service and remembrance ceremonies on this day and throughout the year.

 

DATED at Waukegan, Illinois on September 14, 2021.