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Mesquite, TX – December 31, 2019 – On Dec. 30, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer presented a special proclamation to Jerry Bartek, known as “Pa,” for his 97th birthday. Pa is a WWII veteran, serving from 1940 to 1946. Pa earned the Purple Heart Award for his bravery and service to the United States.
Here is the proclamation that was presented:
WHEREAS, Jerry Bartek served in World War II, which was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind and
WHEREAS, Jerry Bartek heroically stormed the beach of Normandy as a soldier in the Allied Forces; and
WHEREAS, Jerry Bartek was captured as a Prisoner of War but was able to survive and escape his captors; and
WHEREAS, Jerry Bartek is a resident of Mesquite and is celebrating his 97th birthday and;
WHEREAS, Jerry Bartek is affectionately known as “Pa” by his friends and family.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Archer, Mayor of the City of Mesquite, do hereby proclaim Monday, December 30, 2019, as:
Jerry Bartek Day
in the City of Mesquite, and further extend appreciation from the entire Mesquite City Council to him for his selfless service to our country as a part of what many call the “Greatest Generation” and for choosing Mesquite, TX as his home.
And I call upon every Mesquite citizen to thank all military veterans and their families so there sacrifice is not forgotten.
PROCLAIMED this 30th day of December 2019.