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collapse Date: 3/19/2024

03-19-24 ESGR
The Lee Board of County Commissioners recognizes the Guard and Reserve are essential to the strength of our Nation and the well-being of our communities.

Whereas, in the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and women of the Guard and Reserve serve voluntarily in an honorable and vital profession. They train to respond to their community and their country in time of need. They deserve the support of every segment of our society.

Whereas, these volunteer forces continue to serve our Nation, increased public understanding is required of the essential role of the Guard and Reserve in preserving our national security.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT The Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida proclaims March 19, 2024 as EMPLOYER SUPPORT FOR THE GUARD AND RESERVE DAY
in Lee County, as we join other employers in pledging our support and urge all employers in Lee County to join us in our support of Guardsmen, Reservist, transitioning Service members and Veterans.


03-19-24 National Nutrition Month
Food is the substance by which life is sustained; The type, quality, and amount of food that individuals consume each day plays a vital role in their overall health; and

Whereas, there is a need for continuing nutrition education and a wide-scale effort to enhance healthy eating practices; and

Whereas, National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and

Whereas, the campaign celebrated each year, during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits; and

Whereas, the overall health and well-being of our residents is of paramount importance to Lee County and Lee Health;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida proclaims the month of March NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH in Lee County, FL and encourages all citizens to join the campaign and become concerned about their nutrition and the nutrition of others in the hope of achieving optimum health for both today and tomorrow.


03-19-24 American Red Cross Month
The American Red Cross fulfills a unique and vital role in our community, providing help and hope, in the face of emergencies and disaster, and is a true reflection of the humanitarian and volunteer spirit of the American people; and

Whereas, for over seventy-nine years, United States Presidents have called upon people to support the American Red Cross and its humanitarian mission.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first to proclaim March as Red Cross Month in 1943.  Since that time, every president has issued proclamations designating March as Red Cross Month; and

Whereas, the American Red Cross has been helping people for one hundred and thirty-nine years, responding to disasters and assisting members of the military, teaching lifesaving skills, and serving as one of the largest blood suppliers in the United States; and

Whereas, nationally, the American Red Cross responds to an average of nearly two hundred disasters every day.  The organization provides a round-the-clock link between those in the military and their families, and supplies blood and blood products to approximately three thousand hospitals and transfusion centers across the country; and

Whereas, we applaud the American Red Cross’ mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies, and our community depends on the American Red Cross, which relies on volunteers and the generosity of the public to perform its mission.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida proclaims the month of March as AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH in Lee County and encourages all citizens to support the work of service and relief organizations that help support our community.


03-19-24 Intellectual and Developmental Disability Month
There are thousands of children and adults in Lee County who have intellectual and developmental disabilities; and

Whereas, the Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens, known as LARC, has been advocating for and serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Lee County since March 12, 1954, and celebrated 70 years of service on March 12, 2024; and

Whereas, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities frequently require specialized services, training and support for extended periods of their lives, and due to improved care their lifespans often exceed that of their parents and caregivers; and

Whereas, the support provided by family members, caregivers, friends, professionals and concerned citizens enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate more freely in education, employment, and community living; and

Whereas, this month we join with LARC to recognize and support individuals   with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their right to achieve the universally desired goals of self-fulfillment, purposeful engagement and inclusion in their communities so that they may reach their fullest potential;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim March 2024 as INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH in Lee County and recognizes the many achievements made by these citizens and their potential to achieve to continue to grow and contribute as remarkable members of our community.