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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS each and every day, Cherry Hill’s First Responders protect, preserve, and safeguard our community, setting the standard for unsurpassed safety and security throughout the region; and
WHEREAS on Sunday, October 14, 2012, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church hosts an Ecumenical Service to recognize and show community gratitude to Cherry Hill Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Police Officers; and
WHEREAS the Cherry Hill Fire Department, home to over 125 Firefighters and EMTs, works tirelessly to achieve the common goal of providing our residents with the highest level of service and preparedness to respond to emergencies as they arise; and
WHEREAS the Cherry Hill Police Department is committed to protecting life and property, while embracing the values of continued learning, honesty, integrity, leadership, professionalism, law enforcement, and service to enhance the quality of life for the entire community; and
WHEREAS as Mayor and Township Council, we recognize and humbly acknowledge the value of the work performed day in, and day out, by our First Responders in the Cherry Hill Police Department and the Cherry Hill Fire Department, who dedicate every day to protecting the citizens of Cherry Hill.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby proclaim Sunday, October 14, 2012, as
First Responders Day
in the Township of Cherry Hill and do urge all citizens to join with me and Council in recognizing these dedicated men and women who serve our community every day.
_____________________________CHUCK CAHNMayorOctober 14, 2012