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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRES 091013-KKRESOLUTION NO. 0 PO 1 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS ACKNOWLEDGING AND PROCLAIMING GEORGETOWN AS A PURPLE HEART CITY. WHEREAS, the Purple Heart is the oldest military decoration in use today, and it evolved from the Badge of Military Merit created in 1782 by General George Washington for the common soldier; and WHEREAS, the Purple Heart is specifically awarded to any member of the United States Armed Services wounded or killed in combat with a declared enemy of the United States; and WHEREAS, the City of Georgetown, located in the heart of Texas, with its over fifty thousand citizens, has great admiration and the utmost gratitude for all the men and women of the Armed Forces who have selflessly served their country and this city and who have borne the brunt of battle; and WHEREAS, veterans have paid the high price of freedom by leaving their families and communities and placing themselves in harm's way for the good of all; and WHEREAS, the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women of Georgetown who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by our citizens; and WHEREAS, Purple Heart recipients are an integral part of our society and it is important that we acknowledge them for their courage and show them the support they have earned; and WHEREAS, the mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill among the*combat wounded veteran and their families, promote patriotism, support legislative initiatives and most importantly, make sure we never forget. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this Resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. The City Council hereby acknowledges and proclaims the City of Georgetown as a Purple Heart City. Resolution Number: 09 to I �) —V—K. Page 1 of 2 Description: Declaring Georgetown a Purple Heart City Date: September 10, 2013 SECTION 2. The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute, and the City Secretary to attest this Resolution. SECTION 3. The Mayor is hereby authorized to proclaim that the City of Georgetown is a Purple Heart City. SECTION 4. This Resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption. RESOLVED this 10 day of September, 2013. THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN By: .I—Z-4rV C- — Georgwdarv'er, Mayor ATTEST: By: rl.,JwAtt�k' es — ica Brettle, Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: By: A Bridget Chaliman City Attorney Resolution Number: D q to 13 - y- If-'- Page 2 of 2 Description: Declaring Georgetown a Purple Heart City Date: September 10, 2013