Blue Star Salute Day
WHEREAS, throughout the history of the United States of America the sacrifices necessary to maintain our liberty and freedom have consistently been borne by citizen soldiers; and
WHEREAS, countless men and women of our great County have proudly worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, many of our fellow citizens are serving today in the war on terror as members of the active military, National Guard or Reserves; and
WHEREAS, on Armed Forces Day 2005, it is appropriate as individuals and families to reflect upon the sacrifices of our fellow citizens and to celebrate their dedication; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Albemarle County, Virginia, desire to honor and acknowledge those who serve in uniform for their sacrifice and preservation of our American way of life;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Dennis S. Rooker, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby proclaim Saturday, May 21, 2005 as
Albemarle County Blue Star Salute Day
and urge all citizens of this community to honor our citizens who are serving today by joining in the festivities of the day in Albemarle County.
Signed and sealed this 2nd day of March 2005.
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