WHEREAS, the terrorists attacks upon our Nation on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Western Pennsylvania, were a tragedy impacting our Nation and the World; and

            WHEREAS, many lives were forever changed as precious people from eighty Nations were killed and injured and millions of lives impacted; and

            WHEREAS, in response to these terrible incidents, thousands of Americans serving in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical responders, volunteers and rescue workers responded heroically; and

            WHEREAS, this national tragedy has served to rally the Country to assist those impacted, to begin the rebuilding process, and to rededicate our energy to our Nation and its ideals; and

            WHEREAS, our Nation has been forever impacted by the events of September 11, 2001, and we use this occasion to give thanks for the efforts of law enforcement, firefighters, emergency responders and community volunteers; now, therefore, be it

            PROCLAIMED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of August 2002, That September 11, 2002, is a day of remembrance, thanksgiving, and rededication to remember individuals lost and to reaffirm the ideals of our Nation. 



Raymond E. Graham

Chairman of the Board