PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, The Town of Greenwich, Connecticut has established sister city relationships in multiple countries; and
WHEREAS, The city of Izyum, Ukraine has suffered terribly since the beginning of the war more than a year ago and is a place much like Greenwich close to a major population center and filled with a diverse population; and
WHEREAS, We want to show our support for Ukraine during this terrible time of war and violence as we continue to hope for peace; and
WHEREAS, A sister city relationship with Izyum would not only show Greenwich’s kinship with everyone suffering in Ukraine but also establish an everlasting connection with this city as we hope it can thrive again; and
WHEREAS, We look forward to the day when the war has ended and we can all meet together in celebration of this special relationship between our homes through the exchange of culture, knowledge and experiences; and
WHEREAS, The people of Izyum and Ukraine as a whole will always find a warm welcome for them here in Greenwich just as we know the people of Greenwich will always be welcome there.
and urge all members of our community to join me in showing our support for this country during the war and embracing an everlasting solidarity with the people of our new sister city.