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AmeriCorps and other service members honored during first ever Mayors Day of Recognition for Nationa

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger honored AmeriCorps and other national service members on Tuesday, April 9, at a ceremony in Burlington’s City Hall. The event was held to observe the first ever Day of Recognition for National Service. Weinberger thanked members for their commitment to improving their communities, “National service demonstrates the best of the American spirit – people turning toward problems instead of away, working together to find community solutions,” said Weinberger. “Today, as we thank national service members for their commitment, let us all pledge to do our part to strengthen our City through service and volunteering.” Weinberger joined Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, and over 800 mayors from all 50 states in celebrating service members in their local communities. The event was spearheaded by the Corporation for Community and National Service, the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Mayor or Philadelphia, Michael Nutter. “My colleagues and I agree that there are few resources more cost effective than America’s national service programs,” Nutter remarked. “…In these challenging economic times, their service is essential to the current and future success of our city and our nation.”

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