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Posted on: May 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] EMS Week/EMS for Children Day, Law Enforcement Torch Run Week, and Poppy Days proclaimed

City of Spearfish

SPEARFISH, SD – Mayor John Senden made multiple proclamations Monday. He proclaimed May 15-22 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week; May 18 as EMS for Children Day; May 16-19 as Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Dakota Week; and May 27-20 as American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days 2022.

May 15-22 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week; May 18 as EMS for Children Day

The EMS Week proclamation describes how members of EMS teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills, which they are ready to provide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to those who experience sudden illness or injury.

“With the EMS Strong theme, EMS Week: Rising to the Challenge, I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities,” Mayor Senden said of EMS Week and EMS for Children Day.

May 16-19 as Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Dakota Week

Special Olympics South Dakota, a year-round program in which more than 2,750 individuals with disabilities compete in various athletic events, is hosting the 2022 State Summer Games in Spearfish May 19-21. To kick off the event, a core group of runners from around the state participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a fundraising campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics South Dakota programs. The torch will be brought by the runners into the stadium for the opening ceremony of the State Summer Games.

Mayor Senden urged “all citizens to observe [Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Dakota Week] with their time, to make a better tomorrow for our community,” he said.

May 27-20 as American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days 2022

American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Days 2022 refers to the red poppy fundraising campaign for veterans. All donated funds collected by the Spearfish American Legion Auxiliary during the poppy distribution will be used for services for veterans and/or their families. 

Mayor Senden urged “the citizens of this community to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing generously to its support with donations to the ‘Poppy Days’ for the distribution of these symbols of appreciation for the sacrifices of our honored dead.”

Each proclamation was read during the City Council meeting and presented to representatives from the community.

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