During Friday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. announced October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”
Whereas, Vicksburg continues to strive to overcome the high rates of domestic violence; and
Whereas, the safety and health of the citizens of Vicksburg is vital to the wellness of our city; and
Whereas, violence within the home and within relationships breaks the core of the human spirit and jeopardizes the harmony that exists in our community; and
Whereas, domestic and sexual violence harms victims physically, sexually, psychologically, and economically with both immediate and long-term consequences; and
Whereas, Vicksburg’s residents have the right to live without harm and without the fear of harm; and
Whereas Vicksburg’s Haven House Family Shelter is dedicated to reducing domestic violence by providing protection for victims in their quest for safety and dignity; and
Whereas, victims of domestic violence should have access to medical and legal services, counseling, transitional housing, and other supportive services so that they can escape the cycle of abuse.
Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, I, George Flaggs, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Vicksburg, and on behalf of the Honorable Michael A. Mayfield, Sr., North Ward Alderman, and the Honorable Alex J. Monsour, Jr., South Ward Alderman, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2022 as
“Domestic Violence Awareness Month”
in Vicksburg, MS.
Let It Further Be Resolved, that I call on the citizens of Vicksburg to speak out against domestic violence and support local efforts to assist victims of these crimes in finding the help and healing they need.
In Official Recognition Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of the City of Vicksburg to be affixed on this 23rd day of September, in the year of our Lord, two thousand-twenty-two.
– George Flaggs, Jr.
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