November 11, 2013

Contact: Al Killeffer
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Charlotte, NC — In honor of Charlotte’s veterans, Mayor Patsy Kinsey today issued a proclamation recognizing November 11, 2013, as Veterans Day in Charlotte.

“Our veterans have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life,” said Kinsey.  “Today, we thank them for their service to our nation and for all the selfless sacrifices they’ve made on our behalf.”

The text of Kinsey’s proclamation is below.

Charlotte Veterans Day Proclamation

WHEREAS, Veterans Day affords all of our citizens a special opportunity to honor the deeds of those who sacrificed so much to answer the call to arms during the life of this great country; and

WHEREAS, the 20th Century marked America’s greatest armed struggle through two World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and other armed conflicts worldwide; and

WHEREAS, the sacrifices made by those who served have been the price that our veterans paid, so that the rest of us might enjoy the fruits of justice and liberty now and into a new century; and

WHEREAS, on this date, November 11, 2013, we want to honor those who serve and rekindle the spirit of patriotism and the desire to serve our country:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Patsy B. Kinsey, Mayor of Charlotte, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2013, as Veterans Day in Charlotte and commend its observance to all citizens.