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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2 p.m. CDT - May 1, 2009
Mayor Pro-Tem Proclaims Silver Star Banner Day
(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : On Friday, May 1, Mayor Pro-Tem Elaine Horn issued a proclamation designating May 1, 2009 as Silver Star Banner Day in Sedalia. Prior to his passing away, former Mayor Bob Wasson, a veteran of the Korean War, had arranged for the proclamation because of his strong support for wounded soldiers and their families.
Text of Proclamation
WHEREAS, the City of Sedalia has always honored the sacrifice of the men and women in the Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, The Silver Star Families of America was formed to make sure we remember the blood sacrifice of our wounded and ill by designing and manufacturing a Silver Star Banner and Flag; and
WHEREAS, to date, The Silver Star Families of America have freely given thousands of Silver Star Banners to the wounded and their families; and
WHEREAS, the members of The Silver Star Families of America have worked
tirelessly to provide the wounded of this City and Country with Silver Star Banners,
Flags and care packages; and
WHEREAS, The Silver Star Families of America’s sole mission is that every time someone sees a Silver Star Flag flying, that people remember the sacrifices made for this City, State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, the people of Sedalia wish that the sacrifice of so many in our Armed Forces
never be forgotten.
NOW THEREFORE I, Mary Elaine Horn, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Sedalia, do hereby proclaim my appreciation of The Silver Star Families of America and honor their commitment to our wounded Armed Forces members. I hereby declare May 1st “Silver Star Banner Day”, the permanent and official day to honor the wounded and ill Soldiers of the City of Sedalia, Missouri.
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