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Date:
May 26, 2006
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Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831


MAYOR CALLS FOR MOMENT OF SILENCE ON MEMORIAL DAY

Mayor Coleen J. Seng today called on the citizens of Lincoln to honor veterans and the armed forces with a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The moment of silence is being observed nationally and is supported by many local and state government, military and veterans organizations.

“On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who gave their lives serving our country, and we show support for those men and women now serving in the military defending our nation,” said Mayor Seng. “Monday afternoon, all of us have an opportunity to show our patriotism by observing a moment of silence. By taking part in this symbolic event, we show that we stand with our brothers and sisters across the nation in remembering our veterans, our soldiers now on active duty around the world, and their families. It’s a silent salute to the guiding principles of this nation -- freedom and justice for all.”

On Memorial Day, Mayor Seng will speak at a ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. at Wyuka, 3600 “O” Street. The Mayor also will participate in an candlelight remembrance service at 8 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Garden in Antelope Park.


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