County honors Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, has been proclaimed by Commissioners Court as Memorial Day in Brazoria County, in remembrance of the veterans who have given their lives for our freedom.
"Memorial Day is a fitting occasion where American citizens, who have ever been devoted to the ways of peace, may direct their attention to the human losses resulting from war," the proclamation states.
It notes that on this day citizens honor those who have laid down their lives for freedom, resolve that they will be forever remembered by a grateful nation, and pray that our country may always prove worthy of the sacrifices they have made.
"Our service men and women continue to inspire and strengthen our nation, going above and beyond the call of duty as part of the greatest military the world has ever known," the proclamation continues.
Unanimously approved by Commissioners Court, the proclamation urges that citizens "commit to this day, whether in a public ceremony or in quiet reflection over a single grave, to remember" those veterans in a fitting tribute.
It "gives us time to reflect on the past and to renew our patriotism so that we may continue to live in freedom and seek peace so that our veterans will not have died in vain, and we ask God to continue to guide our country," the proclamation states.
A signed copy of this proclamation was presented to Brazoria County Veterans' Service Officer John Jerabeck. Veterans who attended the May 25 meeting of the Court were also recognized.
(Source: Brazoria County)
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