Civic Hero Award
January 8, 2002
Mr. Les Garrison &
The Arlington County Civic Federation takes pleasure in extending greetings and sincerest appreciation to Mr. Les Garrison and the members of the Aurora Highlands Civic Association � a group that has made a difference in Arlington. Furthermore, the Civic Federation is pleased to declare Mr. Les Garrison and the Aurora Highlands Civic Association as Civic Heroes in recognition of your efforts on behalf of our community.
The Aurora Highlands Civic Association
The September 11th attack on the Pentagon placed an enormous strain on men of women firefighters and EMTs of the Arlington County Fire Department. It is well known that for days after the attack, our firefighters worked around the clock controlling the blaze at the Pentagon, searching for survivors and making the building safe for our country. To assist them in that effort, the members of the Aurora Highlands Civic Association provided unprecedented support to the men and women at Fire Station No.5. During the week
following the attack, civic association members donated countless hours of their own free time at Fire Station No. 5, doing literally anything that needed doing � from making meals, to sweeping floors and cleaning bathrooms � completing ordinary housekeeping activities so our firefighters could perform extraordinary acts of heroism.
While these acts of kindness and consideration, performed on behalf of our firefighters may sound simple in nature, they represent the spirit of unity, sense of sacrifice and unselfish pride in our County and our Country that have become a common characteristic our citizenry in the wake of this tragedy. Your service to our community is deeply appreciated and worthy of this recognition as Arlington County Civic Federation "Civic Heroes."
On Behalf Of A Grateful Civic Federation,
Presented before the Federation membership at the meeting of January 8th, 2002
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