November 8th named Camp Fire Remembrance Day in Butte County

The Butte County Board of Supervisors designated November 8th as Camp Fire Remembrance Day.

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 7:13 PM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - It was an emotional morning at the Butte County Board of Supervisors Meeting Tuesday. One of the first items discussed was making November 8th Camp Fire Remembrance Day.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea was there to speak on what this means to him. 

"To recognize that this collective expereince is worthy of remembrance on the date of the anniversary as well as you know in years beyond that is important. I think it is part of that collective healing we are all seeking," said Honea. 

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The Board of Supervisors is encouraging everyone to participate in a moment of silence every year at 11:08 in the morning. 

They are also encouraging people to reach out and help where they can, and also to be thankful of those who assisted in the response and recovery. 

Cal Fire's David Hawks was also there to speak, he said the day is part of Butte County history. 

"Just as we recognize as a nation the sacrifices made on 9/11 and it's mark on our history as a country, the Camp Fire has a lasting mark on history in Butte County and California, it is important we recognize the Camp Fire and the sacrifices made and the 86 who made the ultimate sacrifice," said Hawks. 

Sheriff Honea said for some, it is part of the healing process to remember the day. 

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