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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Mayor & Council proclaim Sept 11 Remembrance and Constitution Week

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Mayor Joe Gibbons and City Council proclaimed this Saturday as “National Day of Service and Remembrance” in honor of September 11, 2001, and the following Friday as the start of Constitution Week in the City of Lenoir.

Mayor Gibbons presented the proclamations to Diana Hale and Jeannie Hollar with local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tuesday night during the City Council meeting.

In the September 11 proclamation, Mayor Gibbons asks that residents display their American flag at half-staff Saturday and that all houses of worship, schools, homeowners, and facilities ring their bells at least six times at 8:46 am Saturday morning to remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago and give thanks to our brave first responders who risked their lives that day and in the days afterwards.

Constitution Week will be Friday Sept. 17 through Thursday Sept. 23 in Lenoir. In the Constitution Week proclamation, Mayor Gibbons urges all citizens to study the Constitution and reflect on the privilege of being an American with all of the rights and responsibilities this privilege affords. The City of Lenoir's Charters of Freedom is located in Downtown next to the Caldwell County Courthouse. The Charters of Freedom are bronze replicas of the American Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Read the full proclamations below.

Mayor Gibbons presents the Sept 11 and Constitution Week procs to Diana Hale and Jeannie Hollar

Mayor Joe Gibbons presents the Sept. 11 and Constitution Week proclamations to Diana Hale and Jeannie Hollar, respectively. Pictured from left, front row: Hollar, Hale, and Mayor Gibbons. Back row:Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas and Councilmembers Ben Willis, Ralph Prestwood, David Stevens, Ike Perkins, and Jonathan Beal.

PROCLAMATION  20th ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

WHEREAS, hijackers took control of four airliners taking off from the Boston, Washington, DC and Newark airports on September 11, 2001 that led to the most ruthless terrorist attack on American soil in its history, and

WHEREAS, 2,983 innocent men, women, and children lost their lives, and over 6,000 people were injured in the September 11, 2001 attacks of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, Flight 93, and the Pentagon, and

WHEREAS, “we all remember exactly where we were on the morning of September 11, 2001,” let us pray we never experience that terror again, and always remember our mutual responsibility to ensure justice is done, freedom prevails, and our founding principles permeate through our great land, and

WHEREAS, the world, not just America, was forever changed as a result of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath, and

WHEREAS, by a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), our U.S. Congress ordained September 11 of each year as ‘Patriot Day,’ and by Public Law 111-13, approved April 21, 2009, September 11 was designated as ‘National Day of Service and Remembrance,’ and

WHEREAS, on this ‘National Day of Service and Remembrance’ and 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a goal was set of 20 million voluntary good deeds to honor and remember our fallen victims, first responders and others, as well as to build unity and goodwill here in the United States. Let us go out and enrich our communities across the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County and realize we can strengthen our Nation to meet the challenges in this 22nd century, but it begins first here in our own communities where we live and function, and

WHEREAS, we experienced great chaos and sadness September 11, 2001, we also beheld great and countless feats of heroism, selflessness and unfathomable compassion, and

WHEREAS, we pledge to continue the legacy of those innocent victims and first responders’ courage and compassion, and to move forward together in unity as one people regardless of nationality, gender, and beliefs, and

WHEREAS, all Americans are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff from their homes, schools, and businesses on September 11, 2021, and

WHEREAS, all houses of worship, schools, homeowners, and facilities are encouraged to ring their bells at least six times at 8:46 a.m. the morning of September 11, 2021.

THEREFORE, let us ring the bells on this September 11, 2021, at 8:46 a.m. to remember those who lost their lives 20 years ago and give thanks to our brave first responders who risked their lives that day and several days afterwards. 

LET US reaffirm the spirit of patriotism, service, and unity we experienced in the days and months that followed September 11, 2001.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, encourage all citizens throughout the City of Lenoir and Caldwell County to reflect on this “National Day of Service and Remembrance” and the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 attacks in order to proclaim honor and respect of all those who lost their lives during this terrible tragedy. 

This the 7th day of September, 2021.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor

PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF CONSTITUTION WEEK

WHEREAS, The Constitution of the United States of America, the guardian of our liberties, embodies the principles of limited government in a Republic dedicated to rule by law; and

WHEREAS, September 17, 2021 marks the two hundred thirty-fourth anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and

WHEREAS, It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to this magnificent document and its memorable anniversary, and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate the occasion; and 

WHEREAS, Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating the week of September 17 through September 23 as Constitution Week.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor of the City of Lenoir, North Carolina, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council and all the citizens, do hereby proclaim the week of September 17 through September 23, 2021 as “Constitution Week” in the City of Lenoir and urge all citizens to study the Constitution and reflect on the privilege of being an American with all of the rights and responsibilities this privilege affords.

This the 7th Day of September, 2021.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor

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