FLOWERY BRANCH – Mayor Kasim Reed was at practice on Thursday, drumming up support for a pep rally the City of Atlanta will host at 12 noon Monday in the Atrium of City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
The event is being billed as the “Rise Up Game Day Pep Rally.”
The Falcons will take on the Saints at 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Dome.
Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young will serve as the host of the rally.
The Atlanta City Council has also proclaimed Dec. 27th as “Atlanta Falcons Day.”
They are asking folks to attend the rally and wear black and red in support of the Falcons.
“The Atlanta Falcons football organization is far more than football,” said Councilman Young. “On the 27th of December, let us all “RISE UP” and show the world how committed Atlanta fans are. Join us at city hall to celebrate our heroes, the Atlanta Falcons.
“Their contributions on and off the football field are worthy of recognition. We, the fans of the Atlanta Falcons, now have an obligation not only to thank them, but to firmly support them in asserting our role as the twelfth man on the team,” Young said. “City government, businesses, residents and fans of the Atlanta Falcons send a message loud and clear, that we are united in our passion for our football team and we will enthusiastically support them through every step of their journey this season.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter