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File #: 0127X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/10/2020 In control: M. Brown
On agenda: 9/14/2020 Final action: 9/17/2020
Title: To Honor the Memory of those Lost during the Terror Attacks of September 11, 2001
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Honor the Memory of those Lost during the Terror Attacks of September 11, 2001

 

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WHEREAS, The terror attacks on the twin towers of The World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and the crash landing of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001 accounted for nearly 3,000 lives lost; and

 

WHEREAS, On the 19th anniversary of that fateful day, we not only remember the fallen, but the first responders and everyday heroes that risked their own lives to save others; and

 

WHEREAS, We remember those who have served in our armed forces, those actively serving and those that have served throughout our country’s history. We owe them gratitude and respect for their service. May our nation and its people stay forever vigilant and take positive actions to prevent a tragedy such as this from happening again; and                     

 

WHEREAS, We extend our support to those first responders still managing the mental and physical impacts of their brave service on that day. We pray that they find peace and comfort; and                     

 

WHEREAS, May all Americans regardless of race, gender, religion, orientation, or national origin find this country to be a safe haven for freedom, justice, and prosperity; and                     

 

WHEREAS, As Americans face another national crisis in the COVID-19 pandemic, may we come together to offer support and compassion to those who have suffered loss and bring strength to those that are still fighting; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby honor the memory of those lost during the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, recognizes the commitment of first responders for their actions on that fateful day, and continues to grieve with those that still struggle with loss.