City of Dunedin Proclaims May 1st Silver Star Banner Day
DUNEDIN Ė In recognition of those wounded service members from all wars including victims of friendly fire, those suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Agent Orange and the Gulf War Syndrome; the City of Dunedin adopts a Proclamation to observe Silver Star Banner Day May 1st of each year.
The Silver Star Day initiative began as a result of the Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) campaign to support and assist our nationís wounded men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.† The sole mission of the SSFOA is for Silver Star Day to become an American tradition to honor our wounded heroes and never forget the sacrifices they made.
A Silver Star Families of America committee contacts city clerks and mayors to inform them of the event and to ask for their participation. When they agree, they receive a proclamation letter to sign. To date, nearly 60 cities in 18 states have signed on to observe Silver Star Banner Day in 2009 and thereafter. The organizationís website is www.silverstarfamilies.org.
The City of Dunedin offers thanks and condolences for the sacrifices made by our service men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and their families and to recognize the significance of the Silver Star Banner.
The Proclamation was adopted by a unanimous 5-0 vote by the City Commission at the meeting of Aug. 21, 2008.† Mayor Bob Hackworth signed the official Proclamation, the document is available to view on the cityís website www.dunedingov.com. †
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