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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Council Declares May, 2003 as "Yellow Ribbon Month" in Honor of Armed Forces

Redwood City, CA - April 29, 2003 - The Council of the City of Redwood City last night proclaimed the month of May, 2003 as "Yellow Ribbon Month" in honor and appreciation of the men and women serving throughout the world in the United States Armed Forces.

Through the resolution it passed, the Council directed the City Manager to arrange for a month-long display of yellow ribbons on City property in the downtown area. The ribbons will symbolize the City's support for and appreciation of the members of our armed forces for their dedication to protecting the principals of freedom and democracy, and for performing their duties at great sacrifice to themselves, their families, and their community.

"We wanted to recognize the service and the sacrifice of the members of our armed forces, and their families," said Councilman Jim Hartnett. "These dedicated men and women are in the thoughts of many people in Redwood City and throughout the entire country at this time. The yellow ribbons represent our appreciation for their sacrifice, our pride in them, and our wishes for their safe return from wherever they may be serving."

The Council also encourages the people of Redwood City to support our armed forces wherever they are serving and, upon the return home of members of the armed forces, to welcome them with gratitude and high regard.

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Contact: Malcolm Smith
Public Communications Manager
(650) 780-7305


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