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SAN ANGELO – At this week’s City Council meeting, Mira Velez was recognized by the City fathers for her love of arts and volunteer work, along with three other entities which were given proclamations.

Left-to-right: Mira Velez and mother, Mária.

Mayor, Brenda Gunter, recognized Velez, a high school student, whose selfless act to offer on loan, an artifact to the City of San Angelo.

“On behalf of the City Council, I do hereby recognize and applaud Mira Velez, as the artifact that she shares with this community reminds us of both the pain and the courage shown on September 11. 2001,” read Gunter.

As for the three proclamations, the first one was declaring the week of September 17-23, 2017 as “Constitution Week.” 

Accepting the proclamation were Lyleann McClellan-Thee and Ginger Moore. McClellan-Thee informed the City Council and audience that Constitution Week concludes with A Celebration of the Constitution on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. scheduled at the Tom Green County Court House lawn.

A portion of the proclamation that Mayor Gunter read,” I urge all our citizens to reflect during that week on the many benefits of our Federal Constitution and the privileges as well as the responsibilities of American citizenship,” Gunter read.

The second proclamation, declaring the week of October 8-14 as “Fire Prevention Week,” was given to the San Angelo Fire Department; Fire Marshall, Ross Coleman, accepted the certificate. Coleman stated briefly in his remarks that this year’s theme by the National Fire Protection Association was “Every second counts, plan two ways out.”

The third proclamation was declaring that “Angelo State University is 10,000 strong.” Accepting the proclamation was ASU President, Dr. Brian May.

“This proclamation is for us as an institution, but really a proclamation for the entire City of San Angelo,” said Dr. May. “All of us are recruiters, our entire citizenry.”

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