Mayor Jackson Thanks Community for Remembrance of the Late Congressman Louis Stokes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CLEVELAND – Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson thanks the community of Cleveland for their support and remembrance of the late Congressman Louis Stokes. Throughout the week, City of Cleveland residents, businesses, media, private and public organizations, along with many members of the Stokes family came together to remember the life of Congressman Stokes. 

“I want to thank everyone who took time out of their day to pause, reflect, and pay their respects to the memory and legacy Congressman Stokes,” said Mayor Jackson. “I also want to thank all those involved in the planning and success of the Lying in State, In Appreciation, and Celebration of Life ceremonies. We, as a community, came together with dignity and respect to remember the life of a great man and all he did for our city and nation.”

Again, thank you for your outpouring of love, appreciation, honor and respect for a great man who has so profoundly impacted and changed our world.

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Provided here is a link to the In Appreciation Ceremony and attached is a copy of the programs from the Lying in State, In Appreciation, and Celebration of Life of Congressman Louis Stokes.