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County included in honor roll

January 07, 2002

County included in honor roll



By STACEY DANZUSO
chbbureau@innernet.net


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County earned national recognition recently when it was included in a nationwide county honor roll for its ceremony following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The National Association of Counties named Franklin County to its County Honor Roll in the December issue of County News for hosting the Sept. 18 ceremony "Our Spirit Survives."

At the event, the county's elected officials signed a resolution condemning the terrorist attacks on the United States and pledging their support of President George W. Bush and the military leaders charged with the nation's defense.

"We are one of only six counties in Pennsylvania named to the Honor Roll. NACO recognized the solidarity and strength present in our community in that every county commissioner and state representative, our state senator and our congressman joined together to sign the resolution," Franklin County Commission Chairman Warren Elliott said.

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About 200 people, including community leaders, veterans, fire and police personnel, and citizens, attended the ceremony and waved American flags provided by the Veterans Affairs Office and wore red, white and blue ribbons made by county employees who volunteered their time to make the ribbons.

"We felt a great need to demonstrate to our community and to our national leaders that our Franklin County spirit cannot be broken," Commissioner Bob Thomas said.

NACO also praised Honor Roll counties for their emergency response plans and preparedness.

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