Mayor Sessoms’ Statement Following the Passing of Dr. Edward E. Brickell

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Words cannot adequately express the sorrow that I feel following the passing of Dr. Edward E. Brickell. I was a student in the Virginia Beach public school system when Dr. Brickell was the superintendent. I truly believe he was the foundation of what has become one of the greatest school systems in the country.

I will always have great admiration for Dr. Brickell, who led a wonderful life and was an inspiration to countless individuals of all ages. As a school superintendent and as a civic leader, he served his community well.

On behalf of the City Council and Citizens of Virginia Beach, I extend my deepest sympathy to his family. 

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