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|November 5, 2018, City Council Regular Meeting|
11. Presentation of Proclamation in Remembrance of Those Who Served in World War I
WHEREAS: A century ago 4.7 million American families sent their sons and daughters off to World War I; and
WHEREAS: Men and women from Savannah, Georgia served selflessly and honorably in World War I; and
WHEREAS: 116,516 Americans, including at least 125 from Chatham County, gave their lives in the war, and more than 200,000 Americans were wounded; and
WHEREAS: The tolling of bells is a traditional expression of honor and remembrance; and
WHEREAS: In November 2018 the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918 -- the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month; and
WHEREAS: On April 6, 2018, the United States World War I Centennial Commission called upon all Americans across the nation to toll bells in remembrance of those who served in World War I on Armistice Day, November 11, 2018.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Savannah do hereby call upon organizations across Savannah to join the City in tolling their bells in remembrance of those who served in World War I at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2018 and call upon our citizens to pause at that time for a moment of reflection.
Luciana Spracher, Director, Municipal Archives