Whereas, The Honor Flight organization exists to honor those men and women who left their homes and their families to fight a foreign enemy on foreign soil, and who gave so much in service to us all, and;
Whereas, Since its founding in 2013, the North Country Honor Flight has made 28 flights, bringing 420 veterans to see the World War II memorial and to receive the thanks of a grateful nation, and;
Whereas, North Country Honor Flight is dedicated to honoring the veterans of the North Country with that trip to Washington, and;
Whereas, Beekmantown Central School 7th grade project based learning team, students and many in the Beekmantown Middle School community planned and held a 5K/1 Mile Fun Run Walk on May 18, 2019, and;
Whereas, through this coordinated effort was able to donate $19,000 to the North Country Honor Flight, and;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Colin L. Read, Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh, New York, do hereby proclaim this day to be dedicated in Honor of the Beekmantown Middle School District, faculty, and 7th grade students for their efforts in helping raise money for the North Country Honor Flight.
Done in the City of Plattsburgh, New York this twenty-seventh day of June in the Year Two-Thousand Nineteen
Colin L. Read, Mayor