Mayor Hickenlooper's Statement on Death of Omar Blair
Mayor John Hickenlooper, who recently presented Omar Blair with a proclamation declaring December 20, 2003, as “Omar Blair Day” in recognition of his numerous contributions to the community, made the following statement Thursday after learning of Mr. Blair’s passing:
“From the battlefields of World War II to the board room of Denver Public Schools, Omar Blair broke barriers wherever he went – creating opportunities for the generations that followed. A true Denver pioneer and hero, Omar Blair’s legacy of community service, social justice and racial harmony will never be forgotten, but we, as a community, mourn the tremendous loss of this incredibly kind and generous man.”
Mayor Hickenlooper announced that the Denver City and County Building will lower its flag to half-staff on Friday in Mr. Blair’s memory.
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