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Record #: Or2011-460   
Type: Order Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/4/2011 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Call for plan to hold ticker tape parade in honor of U.S. Military and Navy SEAL Team Six
Sponsors: Balcer, James
Topic: CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Cultural Affairs
Attachments: 1. Or2011-460.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
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ORDER
WHEREAS, the Armed Forces of the United States are currently engaged in military operations around the global to protect this sovereign nation and to fight global terrorism; and
WHEREAS, we, Members of the Chicago City Council, recognize the personal sacrifices of the citizens called to active military duty to defend this great nation; and
WHEREAS, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has worked tirelessly to fight global terrorism; and
WHEREAS, JSOC had tracked Osama bin Laden with the help of other intelligence groups; and
WHEREAS, a military offensive had been planned and practiced to end a decade long search for the infamous Al-Qaeda leader; and
WHEREAS, on May 1, 2011, a JSOC team killed Osama bin Laden, the "face of global terror," in a custom built compound in Abbottabad, a suburb of Islamabad, Pakistan; and
WHEREAS, the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as Navy SEAL Team Six, carried out the operation; and
WHEREAS, in a matter of minutes, Navy SEAL Team Six, a team normally devoted to missions with maritime authority, completed their objective, to kill Osama bin Laden, without sustaining any casualties; and
WHEREAS, Navy SEAL Team Six boarded their modified MH-60 helicopters 40 minutes after the initiation of the mission with the body of Osama bin Laden; and
WHEREAS, we, the Mayor and members of the Chicago City Council, congratulate the United State Military and the Central Intelligence Agency for their tireless work in the successful apprehension of Osama bin Laden and express out sincere appreciation for their service on behalf of the United States; NOW THEREFORE
BE IT ORDERED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
The City Council of the City of Chicago hereby orders the Departments of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to devise an appropriate plan to hold a ticker tape parade in the City in honor of the United States Military, specifically Navy SEAL Team Six.
 
BE IT FURTHER ORDERED, that the City Council award the Medal of Merit to Leon Panetta, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Secretary Robert Gates of the Department of Defense, on behalf of the Navy SEAL Team Six soldiers.