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File #: R-08-99   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted and Published
File created: 6/16/2008 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/4/2008
Enactment date: 8/22/2008 Enactment #: R-2008-098
Title: Providing Additional Funding For A Memorial Honoring New Mexico's Fallen In The Wars In Afghanistan and Iraq (Harris, Jones)
Sponsors: Don Harris, Trudy E. Jones
Attachments: 1. R-99.pdf, 2. R-99final.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/22/2008 City Clerk Published  Action details
8/21/2008 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
8/15/2008 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/4/2008 City Council Do PassPass Action details
6/16/2008 City Council Introduced  Action details
6/16/2008 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
EIGHTEENTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-08-99 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Don Harris, Trudy Jones

RESOLUTION
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Providing Additional Funding For A Memorial Honoring New Mexico's Fallen In The Wars In Afghanistan and Iraq (Harris, Jones)
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PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR A MEMORIAL HONORING NEW MEXICO'S FALLEN IN THE WARS IN AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.
WHEREAS, since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the United States has been involved in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; and
WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands of brave men and women in the United States military have sacrificed by leaving family, friends, jobs, and security to risk their lives abroad in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom; and
WHEREAS, more than 4,000 of those brave men and women have fallen in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq since September 11, 2001; and
WHEREAS, the City of Albuquerque seeks to honor the sacrifice of the New Mexican heroes who have fallen in these operations, and convey the City's respect, sympathy and profound gratitude to the families and friends of those who have sacrificed everything in the service of our nation; and
WHEREAS, the City Council previously set aside $124,000 in funding for the design and construction of a memorial to New Mexico's fallen in these operations, and the State legislature has granted the City an additional $22,000, for a total of $146,000; and
WHEREAS, the City Council desires that the memorial be located at the Veterans' Memorial Park located on Louisiana Boulevard; and
WHEREAS, per Section 2-6-10-2 ROA 1994, the City's Veterans' Memorial is located within an official city park; and
WHEREAS, per Section 2-6-10-2 ROA 1994, the Veterans' Memorial Park serves as a community facility which identifies and honors the shared experiences of all New Mexico Veterans in all U.S. Military actions and has facilities needed for private and public ceremonies...

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