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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