P R O C L A M A T I O N
Whereas, on Veterans Day, we pay tribute to the men and women who have risked their lives to preserve the liberty of our nation, the families who support them, and the heroes no longer with us. It is not weapons or technology that develops the most advanced military in the world; it is the unparalleled spirit, skill, and devotion of our troops; and
Whereas, in an unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries, our veterans have charged into harm’s way, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice, to protect the freedoms that have blessed American. Whether Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard, they are our Nation’s finest citizens, and they have shown the heights to which Americans can rise when asked and inspired to do so. Our courageous troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the globe have earned their place alongside previous generations of great Americans, serving selflessly, tour after tour, in conflicts spanning nearly a decade; and
Whereas, long after leaving the uniform behind, many veterans continue to serve our country as public servants and mentors, parents, and community leaders. They have added proud chapters to the story of America, not only on the battlefield, but also in communities from coast to coast. They have built and shaped our Nation, and it is our promise to support our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as they return to their homes and families; and
Whereas, with respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service men and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, November 11 was set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation’s veterans.
Now, Therefore, I, Steve Wright, Mayor of the City of Seaside, in the State of Oregon, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2023, as
VETERANS REMEMBRANCE DAY
and encourage all Americans to recognize and remember the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Seaside to be affixed this 11TH day of November 2023.
Steve Wright, Mayor