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County Commission proclaims September 11-17, 2016 as "First Responders Appreciation Week"

Post Date: 
Fri, 09/09/2016 - 10:45am

Office of the County Commission 
First Responders Appreciation Week
Douglas County, Kansas
WHEREAS, there is no day in recent history more terrifying than September 11, 2001 and no day in recent history that better exemplifies the dangers faced and sacrifices made by first responders. September 11, 2001 was a day which changed our nation forever; it was a day in which over 400 fire and medical and law enforcement personnel made the ultimate sacrifice.

WHEREAS, there are men and women in our community who on a daily basis risk their lives for the lives of others; selfless men and women who run towards danger as we run for safety.

WHEREAS, they do their job well and without any fanfare which makes it easy for us to forget the dangers and we take them for granted. The anniversary of 9/11 should serve as a reminder of the risks these men and women take every day for our community and an appropriate time to acknowledge their hard work and dedication.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS, do hereby proclaim the week of September 11-17, 2016 as

“First Responder Appreciation Week”

in Douglas County and call upon all citizens, government agencies, public and private institutions, businesses and schools to take a moment to show their appreciation for the men and women of the  Baldwin City Fire and Police Departments, Clarion Springs EMS, Clinton Township Fire, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Eudora Fire and Police Departments, Eudora Township Fire, Kansas Highway Patrol, KU Office of Public Safety, Kanwaka Township Fire, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, Lawrence Police Department, Lecompton Fire/EMS, Palmyra Township Fire, Wakarusa Township Fire and Willow Springs Township Fire Department, as well as, Douglas County Emergency Communications operators who provide the key link between the citizen in an emergency situation and the first responders.

ADOPTED this 7th day of September 2016.