Whereas the history of the United States is rich with the deeds of those Pasadena residents that have served in our Armed Forces with honor and distinction; and
Whereas today we recognize these courageous men and women who represent the best our nation and community have to offer and, with their service, these veterans have proven that America’s freedoms are worth protecting; and
Whereas in order to provide an opportunity for Pasadena’s youth to train as tomorrow’s leaders, the Pasadena Unified School District hosts a Junior ROTC program at Blair High School; and
Whereas it is therefore fitting that we honor all Americans who have served in the military, and that we encourage those who will serve our nation in the future;
Now, Therefore I, Victor M. Gordo, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2023 as Veterans Day in the City of Pasadena and reaffirm the deep appreciation of a grateful community for the patriotism, sacrifice and service of our veterans.