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WHEREAS, it is the family, striving for a future of opportunity and hope, that reflects our Nationís belief in community, stability, and love; 

WHEREAS, the family remains an institution of promise, reliance, and encouragement;

WHEREAS, we look to the family as an unwavering symbol of constancy that will help us discover a future of prosperity, promise, and potential;

WHEREAS, within our Nationís libraries and archives lie the treasured records that detail the history of our Nation, our States, or communities, and our citizens;

WHEREAS, an ever-growing number in our Nation and in other nations are collecting, preserving, and sharing genealogies, personal documents, and memorabilia that detail the life and times of families around the world;

WHEREAS, individuals from across our Nation and across the world continue to research their family heritage and its impact upon the history of our Nation and the world;

WHEREAS, the study of family history gives individuals a sense of their heritage and a sense of responsibility of carrying out a legacy that their ancestors began;

WHEREAS, as individuals learn about their ancestors who worked so hard and sacrificed so much, their commitment to honor their ancestorsí memory by doing good is increased;

WHEREAS, interest in our personal family history transcends all cultural and religious affiliations;

WHEREAS, to encourage family history research, education, and the sharing of knowledge is to renew the commitment to the concept of home and family; and

WHEREAS, the involvement of National, State, and local officials in promoting genealogy and in facilitating access to family history records in archives and libraries are important factors in the successful perception of nationwide camaraderie, support, and participation:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby acknowledge October, 2001 as Family History Month. 

Dated this 9th day of October, 2001.

Michael A. McPoland, Sr., 

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