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November 18, 2009 > To remember and honor our veterans

To remember and honor our veterans

By Dustin Findley

Mayor Livengood addressed the crowd that filled the City Hall Flag Plaza on Veterans Day.

"Our entire community is praying for" the fallen and wounded soldiers at Fort Hood the Mayor said.

Milpitas will send two memorial books to Fort Hood. One for fallen soldiers and the other for "soldiers who are recovering from their wounds" Livengood explained. Mayor Livengood asked everyone in attendance to sign the books.

Accompanying the books will be two letters written by the Mayor, sent to the commanding officers at Fort Hood.

Everyone in attendance held a moment of silence to commemorate the events at Fort Hood.

"So ladies and gentlemen remember: each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say 'Thank you.'" Said the Mayor.

Mayor Livengood promised the audience to recommend to City Council that the City of Milpitas appoint a Veterans Commission.

The charge of that commission will be to make sure, whether veterans are active on duty or retired, that their interests are looked after.

The Veterans Commission will make sure that we always remember what veterans "have done to help build our community."

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