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Arthur Hewitt Volunteer Spirit Award

Art Hewitt joined the League City Volunteer Fire Department in 1950 and helped protect lives and property for 61 years until his passing at the age of 92, distinguishing him as one of the oldest serving volunteer firefighters in the state of Texas; and

WHEREAS, he received numerous awards including Fireman of the Year, Community Service Award, Outstanding Firefighter of the Year on four separate occasions in 1969, 1984, 1985 and 1990, and Honorary Firefighter, one of the departments highest honors; and

WHEREAS, League City’s Fire Station 1 was named in his honor in 2000 and there are now signs on 2nd Street in Art’s memory; and

WHEREAS, Art was a mentor and friend to his fellow firefighters and an inspiration to many in the community; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Hewitt demonstrated the highest level of commitment to volunteering his time to protecting the lives and property of the citizens of League City; and

WHEREAS, in addition to his service as a volunteer firefighter, Art also served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in World War II as a B-34 bombardier and was a prisoner-of-war in a German camp after his plane was shot down in 1944;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Timothy Paulissen, by virtue of the authority vested in me as the 9th Mayor of the City of League City do hereby declare August 30th of every year to be League City Volunteer Appreciation Day to honor those with commitment and selfless dedication to our community with the presentation of the new Arthur Hewitt Volunteer Spirit Award.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of League City, Texas, to be affixed on this the 28th  day of August 2012.

                                                                                                              Signed by Mayor Timothy Paulissen