Kids to Parks Day 2015


WHEREAS, May 16, 2015, is the fifth Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day empowers children and encourages families to get outdoors and visit America’s parks; and

WHEREAS, it is important to introduce a new generation to our nation’s parks to ensure that our parks continue to be preserved and cherished; and

WHEREAS, we should encourage children to lead a more active lifestyle to combat childhood obesity, diabetes mellitus, and related illnesses; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day is open to all children and adults across the country to encourage a large and diverse group of participants; and

WHEREAS, Kids to Parks Day will broaden children’s appreciation for nature and the outdoors;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 16, 2015, as KIDS TO PARKS DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.