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Proclaim November 11, 2022 to be Veterans Day

Placed on File

WHEREAS, the first Veterans Day proclamation was signed on November 11th, 1954, by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, to pay homage to all of our veterans, who have contributed to the preservation of this great nation; and

WHEREAS, the brave men and women of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard exemplify selfness and steadfast commitment while risking their lives to ensure our freedom; and

WHEREAS, wounded and suffering military members and veterans who return home honor us with their dignity, courage, and valor; and 

WHEREAS, veterans deserve the utmost respect and support, which they have earned, while defending our homeland; and

WHEREAS, we admire and stand beside the families and loved ones of those who have served and currently serve, and the immense burdens they bare; and

WHEREAS, we are continually grateful for the freedoms we enjoy in Portland and across the United States, thanks to the service and sacrifices of the men and women in our military;

Now, therefore, I, Ted Wheeler, Mayor of the City of Portland, Oregon, the “City of Roses”, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2022 to be

Veterans Day

In Portland, Oregon and encourage all residents to honor those who have served and those who currently serve to preserve our values of justice, freedom, and democracy.

Document History

Item 938 Time Certain in November 9, 2022 Council Agenda

City Council

Placed on File

Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
10:00 am
Time Requested
15 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain