Proclamation Honoring Los Alamos National Laboratory on its 70th Anniversary and an Update on Los Alamos National Laboratory Activities by Director Charles McMillan.
WHEREAS: In 1943, the U.S. Army and the University of California joined together in Los Alamos and created one of the most influential projects of the 20th century: the Manhattan Project; and
WHEREAS: From those early days of discovery, Los Alamos National Laboratory grew and expanded its mission to become a scientific center of excellence known world-wide – with exciting changes and breakthroughs that transformed our daily lives; and
WHEREAS: Seventy years later, LANL continues to examine and redefine its scientific mission in an ever-changing world – employing the best and brightest of the nation’s engineers and scientists to live and work in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico. The Laboratory continues working to develop and apply science, technology and engineering solutions to ensure the safety, security and effectiveness of a U.S. nuclear deterrent and reduce global threats, as well as solving emerging national security and energy challenges; and
WHEREAS: Los Alamos County recognizes and supports the importance of the Laboratory to our community and our neighbors in Northern New Mexico. The Laboratory employs nearly 11,000 workers and is the top economic driver in our region;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby recognize Los Alamos National Laboratory for “70 YEARS OF SERVICE” and applaud their accomplishments and contributions to our great nation.
After accepting a proclamation on behalf of Los Alamos National Laboratory, LANL Director Charlie McMillan presents Lab highlights to the Los Alamos County Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com