|Along the way, the walk was joined by the Bread & Puppet Circus Band. Photo credit: Starr Cutler-Gilmartin|
WHEREAS, celebration of international goodwill and the building of bridges between people has a long and rich history in the City of Waterville, and
WHEREAS, the Maine Drone Peace Walk, led by nuns and monks of the Nipponzan Ryohoji Peace Pagoda of Grafton, New York, will reach Waterville on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, and
WHEREAS, the Maine Drone Peace Walk brings visitors to Waterville from around our state, the U.S. and Japan, and
WHEREAS, the walk has been widely recognized for raising awareness of drone surveillance issues in Maine, and proposed testing of weaponized drones in Maine airspace, and
WHEREAS, all who reside in the City of Waterville are invited to join in welcoming the visitors tomorrow at a 6:00 pm potluck dinner in the United Methodist Church at 61 Pleasant Street, and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the City of Waterville recognize the value of this event for promoting international goodwill, peaceful resolution of conflicts, and responsible stewardship of the skies,
NOW THEREFORE I, Karen Heck, Mayor of the City of Waterville, do hereby declare Wednesday, October 16, 2013 as Maine Drone Peace Walk day, and in recognition thereof do urge all of our City's residents and visitors to join me in welcoming the walkers to our city.