City of Pikeville
In Remembrance of the
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
WHEREAS, the City of Pikeville and the citizens of our town join with our fellow Americans across the nation in honoring and remembering those who lost their lives in the horrific terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; and
WHEREAS, we continue to remember the families and friends who lost loved ones in the devastating events of this day; and
WHEREAS, we commend the firefighters, police, and first responders who courageously risked their lives to rescue those in need, as well as the ordinary citizens and volunteers who selflessly gave their lives to aid their friends and co-workers who were injured or trapped in the Twin Towers and Pentagon; and
WHEREAS, the events of September 11, 2001, tested the strength and resolve of our country, they also reminded us of the values set out by our forefathers who saw a vision for the United States that we would live and be free of tyrannical rule, and today we are even more determined than ever that we will not give in to terrorism and threats to the safety and security of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the United States is unified in our purpose to prevent further tragedies like those experienced on September 11, 2001, and it is right to honor the men and women of our Armed Forces who have fought tirelessly to keep us safe from further attacks on U.S. soil; and
WHEREAS, today we remember the lives that were lost, honor the heroic actions taken by our first responders, and thank the members of our military for their continued service and sacrifice.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020, as REMEMBRANCE DAY in the City of Pikeville and call this day to the attention of all citizens. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Pikeville to be affixed this 24th day of August 2020.
THE CITY OF PIKEVILLE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Mayor James A. Carter