Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee met with Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Greenhill at City Hall Tuesday morning to sign a proclamation in honor of the United States Army’s 247th birthday. Greenhill, who is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, serves as an Army recruiter in the Laurel office. He thanked Mayor Magee for taking the time to honor both the U.S. Army and Flag Day.
Mayor Magee read the following proclamation:
Whereas, on June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress established a Continental Army to secure the common defense of the original 13 colonies during the War for Independence; and
Whereas, the United States Army exists to preserve the Republic and defend the liberty and freedom of its citizens and national security interests; and
Whereas, many citizens of Laurel served our country as members of the United States Army and gave the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation; and
Whereas, it is proper to recognize the United States Army annually on its birthday and thank those who have served and those who are presently serving our nation;
Now, therefore, I, Johnny Magee, Mayor of the City of Laurel, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2022, as “the 247th Birthday of The United States Army” in Laurel, and commend its observance to all citizens.