The brave men and women that have served our nation are not forgotten in Southlake. Today, Veterans Day, 2011, Southlake Mayor John Terrell honors our servicemen and servicewomen with the proclamation below. You can also read the President’s Veterans Day Proclamation by clicking here.
Throughout U.S. history, Americans have kept a special place of honor in their hearts for our veterans, and for more than 80 years, Americans have set aside each November 11 to recognize the men and women who have so valiantly served our nation; and,
Whereas, since the first days of our independence, courageous Americans have stepped forward to protect our country and promote our ideals. The freedoms we enjoy as Americans have come at a high price throughout our history; and,
Whereas, we owe a great debt to those who have served in defense of this nation, noting that their service has often put them in harm’s way, far from home and family, and too often costing them their lives; and,
Whereas, time and again, America has called on men and women in uniform to protect our national security, to advance our national interests, and to preserve our rights and freedoms. And time and again, our Armed Forces have responded by overcoming daunting challenges to achieve hard-fought victories; and,
Whereas, the City of Southlake has among its workforce more than forty employees who served in the United States Armed Forces, some fighting those very conflicts and the others standing ready during times of peace to put themselves at risk on behalf of all Americans; and,
Whereas, our nation and our community is eternally grateful for their contributions; now,
Therefore, I, Mayor John Terrell, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby recognize
November 11, 2011, as Veterans Day.