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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: December 10, 2019 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 4-e <br /> SUBJECT: Recognition of Emergency Services Planner Sarah Pickhardt by the Veterans of <br /> Foreign Wars - Post 9100 <br /> DEPARTMENT: Emergency Services <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Dinah Jeffries, 919-245-6100 <br /> Kirby Saunders, 919-245-6100 <br /> Buck Simmons, Veterans of Foreign <br /> Wars <br /> PURPOSE: To host and join with the Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 9100 in honoring <br /> Emergency Management Planner Sarah Pickhardt with a certificate of recognition for her <br /> dedication and service to Orange County and the residents of North Carolina. <br /> BACKGROUND: The mission statement of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is "To foster <br /> camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the <br /> military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans." <br /> VFW Post 9100 has ventured out to embrace community providers, law enforcement, fire, EMS, <br /> teachers, etc., and recognize selected individuals who have served with dedication and <br /> selflessness to those in need of help. The Orange County Emergency Services Department <br /> nominated Sarah Pickhardt, Emergency Management Planner, for her dedication, untiring <br /> service and willingness to go wherever she is called, regardless of the mission or location. <br /> Captain Buck Simmons, former United States Marine Corps pilot, will be present at the meeting <br /> on behalf of Post 9100. Captain Simmons flew 920 combat missions in Viet Nam and received <br /> multiple medals and awards during his service. His proudest accomplishment was in the <br /> "number of Marines" he was able to keep alive. <br /> On behalf of the VFW, Post 9100 will recognize Sarah Pickhardt for her exemplary service to <br /> the residents and visitors of Orange County, and throughout the State of North Carolina with a <br /> framed citation in honor of Ms. Pickhardt's contributions and with a One Hundred Dollar ($100) <br /> donation to the organization of her choice. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with hosting and joining with the <br /> VFW in recognizing Ms. Pickhardt. <br />