City of Lancaster Celebrates 40 Years of Service by Serving Those Who Served
This morning, the City of Lancaster celebrated the 40th anniversary of its incorporation. Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris – flanked by Vice Mayor Marvin Crist, and City Council Members Ken Mann, Angela Underwood-Jacobs, and Raj Malhi – chose to commemorate the day by serving breakfast to local veterans.
“As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we feel it is very important to acknowledge the dedicated service of others – specifically our local veteran community,” said Mayor Parris. “These veterans deserve our upmost respect, and it is an honor to be able to show our gratitude to those who have tirelessly served our nation.”
Held for residents of the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans Home in Lancaster, the special “Serving Those Who Served” Veterans Breakfast honored the men and women who have selflessly served our nation. The event featured a buffet-style spread of morning favorites, accompanied by the musical stylings of vocal group “Just Us.”
“Veterans hold a very special place in our hearts. Our veterans know the true meaning of service and sacrifice,” added Vice Mayor Crist. “What better way to celebrate the City’s anniversary today, than to spend our morning serving these great men and women at our local Veterans Home.”
Incorporated on November 22, 1977, the City of Lancaster has been celebrating its four decades of service throughout 2017. In addition to applauding local veterans with the “Serving Those Who Served” Veterans Breakfast, the City has acknowledged those who have dedicated years of service to Lancaster through its Community Contributor program, which has recognized awardees at City Council meetings throughout the year.
“On this 40th anniversary of Lancaster’s incorporation, we thank the many residents and community partners throughout our City who continually look for ways to improve and enrich our community,” said Council Member Malhi. “The commitment and involvement of our community members is integral to Lancaster’s ongoing success.”“We encourage everyone, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, to join us in celebrating the City’s anniversary by showing gratitude and support to others,” concluded Mayor Parris. “I challenge all of us to find a way to ‘pay it forward’ and serve those around us.”