24 July 2006

washington parish council thanked

Washington Parish, Louisiana
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its always nice when citizens come together to show appreciation to our elected officials when they do whats right. lord knows thats not very often here in louisiana.

Here are the photos from tonight's Washington Parish Council Meeting. Constituents from Washington Parish presented Community Preservation Awards to the four councilmen who voted to pull SB 639 from the legislature because of the expropriation language in the bill.

Below is a statement that was read after the presentation of the awards that was read by Mrs. Beth Mizell:

Ladies and gentlemen, it is very rare that the spirit of our nation's fore fathers gets to shine threw the smoke and mirrors of today's political systems. On the 22nd of May, it shown brightly through a single vote of these four men. Through the smoke and mirrors they saw what could have been potential problems for the people of this parish, and they heard their cries.

The councilmen's vote of none support on May 22nd, sent a clear message to the people of Washington Parish, the state, and all of their political machines, that even in times when we need economic development, the rights and freedoms of the people of this parish will be protected. Also, that the spirit of our nation's fore fathers, though maybe dead in most places, lives on here in Washington Parish.

Please accept this small token of our appreciation appreciation for the work you have done to help protect our homes, communities, and parish. We hope that your light, and that of our nation's fore fathers, will lead others in the same direction. Please notice that the eagle has been chosen because it is the symbol of America's spirit, her freedom, her morals, and her people's rights. Let it soar above you and live in your hearts. Whenever you are in doubt, let it lead you. Follow it and you will never go wrong. Please continue to listen to the people who put their trust in you, for they are the communities that you serve and protect.

Gentlemen, for your efforts and service to this parish, we applaud you.

Photos and report courtesy: Jalon Beech

Washington Parish La. Councilmen from left to right: Ken Wheat, Marv Thomas, Relton Sumrall, and Clinton Miley show off their Community Preservation Awards

Washington Parish Community Preservation Awards

Washington Parish Councilman Clinton Miley and Ed McDonald

Washington Parish Councilman Relton Sumrall and Margaret Jeanfreau
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