On behalf of the City of Lenoir City Council, Mayor Joe Gibbons proclaimed Wednesday, May 4, 2022, as “International Firefighters’ Day” throughout the City of Lenoir.
Mayor Gibbons presented the International Firefighters' Day proclamation to Fire Chief Ken Hair Tuesday, May 3, 2022, during the City Council meeting.
International Firefighters' Day is observed each year on May 4. The public is encouraged to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community and to thank those who have dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all.
"International Firefighters’ Day is a day to salute and say 'Thank You' to the men and women who help keep us safe, protect our property, our communities, and our wilderness," Fire Chief Ken Hair said. "And, it's a day to honor the men and women who have given their lives in the line of duty."
“I would especially like to thank the men and women who currently serve at Lenoir Fire Department, not only today day but every day, for the commitment and sacrifices you make every day to better serve our citizens," Chief Hair said.
PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF
INTERNATIONAL FIREFIGHTERS’ DAY
WHEREAS, International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on May 4th to honor and remember past firefighters who have lost their lives while serving their communities, to express gratitude to those that have served in this line of work and to show support and appreciation for those who presently serve; and
WHEREAS, regardless of the language a firefighter speaks, or the country in which he or she works and resides, all firefighters fight against the same enemy - fire; and
WHEREAS, firefighters follow a long line of tradition and honor that inspires them to help colleagues, neighbors and strangers alike; and
WHEREAS, the demands of firefighting are accompanied by both personal and physical tolls that all firefighters knowingly accept while risking their lives to protect the lives of others.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that by the virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of City of Lenoir, North Carolina, and on behalf of the Lenoir City Council, I do hereby proclaim Wednesday, May 4th, 2022, as “International Firefighters’ Day” throughout the City of Lenoir and encourage all citizens to show support and appreciation to our City, County, and State firefighters who protect our lives and property so diligently throughout the year and by remembering past firefighters who dedicated their lives to preserve our safety.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Lenoir to be affixed this the 3rd day of May, 2022.
Joseph L. Gibbons, Mayor
Pictured from left: Councilman David Stevens, Mayor Pro Tem Crissy Thomas, Councilman Ralph Prestwood, Chief Hair, Councilmen Kent Greer and Jonathan Beal, Mayor Gibbons, and Councilmen Todd Perdue and Ike Perkins.