I have been holding onto this press release until I could have a photo to go with the release.
I’ve been to the City-Council Building several times since the release, however, I keep forgetting to take a photo. Â So here’s the press release:
Mayor extends sympathy to Polish Sister City, invites public to sign condolence book
Churches encouraged to ring bells three times at 1 p.m. Wednesday
(April 13, 2010) Strengthening a Sister City bond in the wake of the tragic plane crash Saturday that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 96 other people, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry today expressed his sympathy to the people of Poland and asked Fort Wayne residents to send their condolences to Plock residents.
Starting at 1 p.m. Wednesday through May 2 during regular business hours, a condolence book will be available in the lobby of the City-County Building for anyone to sign. Mayor Henry will present the book to Plock’s mayor, Miros?aw Milewski, next month as part of the already-planned Sister City trip to Fort Wayne’s Eastern European partner.
Mayor Henry also invited churches and other houses of worship to ring their bells three times at 1 p.m. Wednesday followed by a minute of silence to mark the accident involving Polish dignitaries during a trip to Russia.
“The horrific plane crash that killed many of Poland’s top leaders is not only a national tragedy, but also one that touches all of us here in Fort Wayne,” Mayor Henry said. “Our hearts go out to the people of Poland, as we join with our Sister City Plock in mourning their immeasurable loss. We are with them in spirit. Through the gesture of the condolence book, we can share our sorrow and show that Indiana cares.”
This year commemorates the 20th anniversary of Fort Wayne’s Sister City relationship with Plock.
C.M. Sloan & Sons donated the condolence book that will go to Poland.