P R O C L A M A T I O N
WHEREAS, on Friday, February 17, 2017 Piqua High School’s F.O.R. Club and Student-Athlete Leadership Team will host a “Green Out” event honoring military veterans, specifically honoring Piqua’s Samuel F. Pearson; and
WHEREAS, this event will be held at the Piqua High School-Garbry Gymnasium, 1 Indian Trail on February 17th beginning at 7:30 PM with the Piqua versus Troy Varsity Basketball Game; and
WHEREAS, Veterans are encouraged to attend this event as they will be honored for their service and all Veterans will receive free admission into the event; and
WHEREAS, all proceeds from the “Green Out” event will go towards the Samuel F. Pearson Memorial Scholarship fund; and
WHEREAS, Corporal Samuel F. Pearson, son of Randi and Carolyn Pearson, was a 1998 Piqua High School graduate and a core athlete in football, basketball, track & field; and
WHEREAS, because of Sam’s dedication to education he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 2003 from Otterbein University; and
WHEREAS, with a desire to serve his country, Sam enlisted into the United States Army in 2006; and
WHEREAS, in August of 2007 Sam actively served as a member of the Finance Corp. at which time his young life was taken by a rocket attack at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq on October 10, 2007; and
WHEREAS, following this devastating tragedy, the Samuel F. Pearson Memorial Scholarship was founded to honor and to always remember Sam Pearson; and
WHEREAS, Samuel F. Pearson will never be forgotten, he will always be remembered for his dedication to everything he did, and for his love of his family and of our country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby proclaim Friday, February 17, 2017 as:
GREEN OUT DAY HONORING OUR MILITARY VETERANS AND
SAMUEL F. PEARSON DAY
in the City of Piqua: and urge all citizens to honor all of our Veterans and Samuel F. Pearson each and every day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 7th day of February 2017.
KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR