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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 The mission of the Armed Forces Heritage House Museum is to preserve, present, and educate the public on the rich history, heritage and environment of the Armed Forces located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst; and
WHEREAS In pursuit of its mission, the goal of the Armed Forces Heritage House Museum is to create a museum on the perimeter of the joint base that is accessible to the general public and will present its heritage and history from its inception in 1917 to the present day; and
WHEREAS The Armed Forces Heritage House Museum recognizes the importance of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, which serves as a national model as the country’s first operational joint base and only tri-service joint base, is home to over 80 missions, represents all service branches of the United States military, and provides a centralized location for military operations in New Jersey; and
WHEREAS The Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has conducted basic training, combat training, airlift, airdrop, air-refueling and aeromedical operational missions, anti-submarine warfare, crucial aircraft carrier engineering, and other vital functions which are all underscored by the Armed Forces Heritage House Museum in its effort to raise awareness about the joint base; and
WHEREAS The Armed Forces Heritage House Museum displays unwavering patriotism and outstanding support for America’s military personnel and their families; and
WHEREAS The New Jersey Senate and General Assembly has each adopted a resolution recognizing the valuable service and commitment of the Armed Forces Heritage House Museum, it is accordingly fitting and proper for us to recognize the contributions and patriotism of this organization.
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 honor and recognize the
Armed Forces Heritage House Museum
For its commitment, service and undertaking to establish a world-class museum for the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, and request that a copy of this proclamation be transmitted to the Armed Forces Heritage House Museum.
_____________________________Chuck CahnMayorMay 26, 2014