A proclamation from Mayor Jackson to commemorate September 11th, 2001
Whereas, on behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I am honored to offer this Proclamation designating September 11, 2014 as a Day of Service and Remembrance; and,
Whereas, in response to the attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, physicians, nurses, military personnel, and other first responders immediately and without concern for their own well-being rose to service, in a heroic attempt to protect the lives of those still at risk, consequently saving thousands of men and women; and,
Whereas, in the days, weeks, and months following the attacks, thousands of people in the United States and other nations spontaneously volunteered to help support the rescue and recovery efforts, braving both physical and emotional hardship. Immediately after the attacks, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics documented a marked increase in volunteerism among citizens in the United States; and,
Whereas, hundreds of thousands of brave men and women continue to serve everyday, having answered the call to duty as members of our nation’s armed forces with thousands having given their lives, or been injured to defend our nation’s security and prevent future terrorist attacks. People in the United States from all 50 states as well as others who live in 170 different countries observe the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 each year by personally engaging in services, good deeds, and other charitable acts.
Now therefore, I, Frank G. Jackson, the 56th Mayor of the City of Cleveland, do hereby offer this Proclamation designating September 11, 2014 as a Day of Service and Remembrance. I encourage all Clevelanders to recommit themselves in service to others and to our great city to honor the memory of those lost on that fateful day.