CITY OF KENNESAW GEORGIA
RESOLUTION NO. 2008-07,2008
RESOLUTION BY THE CITY OF KENNESAW IN SUPPORT OF OUR MILITARY IN RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF BERKELEY, CA
WHEREAS, the City of Kennesaw proudly supports our men and women of the military who serve both here and abroad; and
WHEREAS, the City of Kennesaw is a small community which believes that we should honor those who fight for the very freedoms we possess; and
WHEREAS, the City of Kennesaw pays respect and tribute to those who protect and defend our rights to enjoy the freedom of speech which is essential to the fabric of this Nation; and
WHEREAS, the City of Berkeley, California, through its Peace and Justice Commission has demonstrated its true lack of patriotism by "advising that the Marine recruiting office is not welcome in our city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcomeintruders";and
WHEREAS, the City of Berkeley, California is encouraging individuals to "impede, passively or actively, by nonviolent means, the work of any military recruiting office located in the City of Berkeley," while these brave men and women stand ready to fight for the very right of this group to make these dishonoring statements; and
WHEREAS, the City of Kennesaw desires to stand with our armed services and offer them a warm welcome and open invitation to one of the great family friendly places ,in America; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Mayor and City Council of the City of Kennesaw do hereby commend our ARMED FORCES who protect and defend; and
BE IT FURTHER HEREBY RESOLVED THAT the men and women of our ARMED FORCES are welcome in Kennesaw, to enjoy the fruits of southern hospitality, honor and respect for their service to these United States of America; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Kennesaw encourages all of its citizens to join in saluting these brave men and women by proudly flying the American Flag on Wednesday, February6, 2008, as a statement in opposition to the actions of the City of Berkeley.
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Kennesaw City Council on this 4th day of February, 2008.
Cindy Giles, Mayor Pro-Tem (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bruce Jenkins, Council member (email@example.com)
Bill Thrash, Councilmember (firstname.lastname@example.org)