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Posted on: June 2, 2022

June 2 designated as National Gun Violence Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS, violence prevention is a core function of a civil society and everyone’s desire is to live in a safe, healthy, hopeful, and free community; and

WHEREAS, in 2021, there were 238 gun deaths in the state of Connecticut, and beyond the loss of life and the pain and suffering of survivors, there are countless family members and friends whose lives are forever scarred; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the tragic shooting of Hadiya Pendleton in January 2013 at age 15, a group of Hadiya’s friends asked their classmates to commemorate her life by wearing orange to symbolize the value of human life; and

WHEREAS, support for the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and the interests of public safety are mutually beneficial goals that protect the freedom and security of all Greenwich residents; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Greenwich and its leadership is committed to protecting the rights of its citizens while remembering the lives lost from senseless violence including those in Buffalo, NY and in Uvalde, Texas; and

NOW, THEREFORE, l, Fred Camillo, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do
hereby proclaim Thursday, June 2, 2022 as
National Gun Violence Awareness Day

in the Town of Greenwich and encourage all residents to honor and remember all victims and survivors of gun violence. We encourage all citizens to support their local communities’ efforts by wearing orange today and continue to work towards solutions to reduce violence in ALL forms.



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