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RESOLUTION NO.� '3 <br />A RESOLUTION IN MEMORIAM 0= LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON, 36TH PRESIDENT <br />OF THE UNITED STATES <br />WHEREAS, on November 22, 1963 a searing flash of history catapulted <br />Lyndon Baines Johnson into the Presidency of the United States, and <br />WHEREAS, President Johnson assumed such awesome responsibilites in one <br />of the most difficult periods of American history and carried his objectives <br />through to ultimate fruition, and <br />WHEREAS, Lyndon Johnson contributed 31 years to the service of the <br />citizens of his State and this Nation, during which time we witnessed the <br />most far reaching civil rights legislation of the 20th Century, an 11.5 <br />billion dollar tax cut, the Gu1F of Tonkin Resolution,and <br />WHEREAS, by President Johnson's declaration of a "War on Poverty" the <br />Nation reached a pinnacle of prosperity and well being unsurpassed to this <br />day. <br />Yes, we could go on with many more"WHEREASES", but Lyndon Johnson's <br />claim to history cannot be told in those official words. <br />WE, the citizens of Elk Grove Village and this Nation know that we are <br />the richer for his having served both as a force of great magnitude in the <br />U.S. Senate and as our President. He taught us to rise above our prejudices <br />by a living example. A true Southerner, he none the less championed the cause <br />of civil rights. He brought home to us a sorely needed lesson in loyalty. <br />In many respects his political philosophy was diametrically opposed to that of <br />John F. Kennedy, yet Lyndon Baines Johnson was responsible for the enactment of <br />47 out of 51 pieces of "Kennedy Legislation". No Vice President could have <br />served the Chief Executive more loyally. <br />The Nation sincerely regrets that Lyndon Johnson could not have lived to <br />see his determination in Viet Nam, commencing in August, 1964 bear fruit in <br />January, 1973. <br />He has at last returned to the hill country of West Texas from where he <br />came. He has left his mark on the lives of all of us, as so many great <br />Americans have. <br />NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the President and Board of Trustees <br />of the Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and Du Page, State of <br />Illinois, that this resolution !shall be in full force and effect from and after <br />its passage and approval according to law. <br />PASSED this 24th day of April 1973. <br />APPROVED this 24th day of April 1973. <br />Charles J. Zettek <br />President <br />ATTEST: <br />Richard A. McGrenera <br />Village Clerk <br />