CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
City of Brentwood
WHEREAS the people of our community have a great appreciation and admiration for the many local men and women who served their country in the armed forces to protect and preserve the freedoms enjoyed by our community and by all Americans; and
WHEREAS, some veterans, have encountered obstacles in readjusting to civilian life; and
WHEREAS, veterans, many of them disabled, represent a significant share of our state’s homeless population; and
WHEREAS, veterans possess a wide variety of valuable job qualifications and skills, including experience, maturity, leadership, and loyalty, that make them ideal candidates for employment; and
WHEREAS, Local Veterans Employment Representative, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists and other Employment Development Department staff are committed to ensuring that veterans receive the services and programs, to which they are entitled, and to promoting employer interest in hiring veterans; and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Brentwood, proclaim the Month of May, 2002, as Veteran Appreciation Month, and urge all local employers, organized labor, veterans organizations and other government leaders to support this worthy campaign to increase employment opportunities for the men and women who have faithfully served our nation in the military.
Dated this 14th day of May, 2002
Michael A. McPoland, Sr.