Monday, February 25, 2013

Marine praises Mayor Getty for his ongoing support to military and veterans


Marine praises Mayor Getty for his ongoing support to military and veterans

Sergeant Ryan Knaul of the United States Marine Corps recognized Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty for his continued support of the Armed Forces during a Lyons Village Board Meeting last week.

The active duty marine expressed his gratitude by presenting Mayor Getty with a honorary plaque.

“I wanted to personally come and recognize you as an elected leader supporting our troops,” Sergeant Knaul said in a presentation the board and Mayor Getty.  “The support you give does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.”

Over the past four years, Mayor Getty and the Village of Lyons have coordinated a series of events in honor of the Armed Forces.

In 2011, Mayor Getty organized a Welcome Home Ceremony for local active duty military returning from overseas deployments.

Mayor Getty opened and dedicated Veterans Park to the Armed Forces in 2012 and also actively participates in annual Memorial and Veterans Day ceremonies held by the Village.

“I am deeply honored to receive this plaque from Sergeant Knaul,” said Mayor Getty.

 “The Village and I will continue to do our part to display our endless appreciation for the service and sacrifice by the members of the armed forces during the times of both peace and war.”


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