CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: June 28, 2005
Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving a program honoring military men
and women in the City of Brentwood.
Prepared by: Cynthia Garcia, Interim City Clerk
Submitted by: Karen Chew, Assistant City Manager
Adopt a Resolution approving a program honoring military men and women in
the City of Brentwood who had served overseas, been wounded in combat and
completed enlistment and been honorably discharged.
No previous action.
At the City Council meeting of April 26, 2005, Council Member Taylor
announced that the Town of Danville had implemented a program honoring
military men and women and he asked that a similar program be created for
Last year, the Town of Danville had expressed support for an ongoing
program, whereby each individual is presented with a proclamation in
appreciation for their commitment in their service to our country honoring
every member of the military in their town who had served overseas, been
wounded in combat and completed enlistment and been honorably discharged.
The Town of Danville’s program was created by their Resolution No. 18-2004
adopted by the Danville Town Council at their regular meeting on March 3,
2004 and is entitled “Sentinels of Freedom Program - Operation Welcome
Home”. Other cities have honored and supported military men and women in the
following various ways: the City of Cupertino presents proclamations for
those who have served; City of Woodland prepares certificates of
appreciation; the Town of Los Gatos presents commendations of appreciation;
the City of Salinas sends out correspondence wishing the recipient a happy
home-coming and the City of Lafayette offers resolutions to their citizens.
If the Council wishes to offer a program to city residents, the Brentwood
American Legion Post 202 has been contacted and would be willing to inform
their attendees at monthly meetings and ask citizens to come forward in an
effort to get the word out. An advertisement regarding an ongoing program
could be placed in the local newspaper to inform the community if Council so
desired. The standard name for the program used in other cities is Sentinels
of Freedom – Operation Welcome Home.
Should the Council choose to run an advertisement in the local newspaper,
the fiscal impact would be the cost of the advertisement
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING A
PROGRAM HONORING MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood recognizes the valuable service military men
and women have historically provided maintaining our freedom and
safeguarding our country; and
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood wishes to honor members of the military from
our City who has served overseas, been wounded in combat and completed
enlistment and been honorably discharged; and
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood wishes to implement an ongoing program to
formally recognize their efforts.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
formally adopts a program whereby returning military men and women are
honored by the City of Brentwood with a proclamation of appreciation for
their commitment in their service to our nation and our people; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby
implements an ongoing program to formally recognize military men and women
and encourages community groups, service organizations, employers and its
citizens to join in helping to welcome back our service men and women, thank
them for their service and reintroduce them back to our community.
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the 28th day of June 2005 by the following vote: