Miramar’s hometown military heroes recognized
City commission honors them with Proclamation and yellow ribbons
City Commission and members of The HHC 1-124 IN unit.
From Tamara Gant
The City of Miramar is pleased to support the brave men and women who are protecting our country at home and abroad. With a city proclamation, Mayor Wayne Messam declared April 7, 2016, as HHC 1-124 Infantry Regiment Day in the City of Miramar.
In addition to the proclamation, two yellow ribbons were tied around trees at Miramar’s City Hall. The HHC 1-124 IN unit has been based in Miramar since 2011 and will be deploying later this month.
“We are pleased to be showing our support of Miramar’s hometown heroes through a city proclamation and displaying the yellow ribbons,” said City Manager Kathleen Woods-Richardson.
The yellow ribbon tied on trees has been used by military families and friends to signify that they want the ones serving in combat zones to come home safely.
Members of the Miramar community are invited to join the Yellow Ribbon Initiative by tying a yellow ribbon around a tree at their home or business. Send a picture of the ribbon with your name and address to the following: yellowribbonsHHC@gmail.com.
“With 172 soldiers being deployed from this unit, our goal is to have one yellow ribbon displayed throughout Miramar, for each soldier,” stated Camila Mason, Co-Chair of the HHC 1 124 IN’s Family Readiness Group. “We appreciate the City Commission and City Leadership showing their support,” added Mason.
The City of Miramar will continue to look at ways to support all of the US Military — including active service members and veterans — on an ongoing basis.