Military Appreciation Day Tidewater 2016


WHEREAS, it is important to remember the sacrifices made by the members of the United States Armed Forces and the family members who support them; and

WHEREAS, Virginians have a proud history of service in the United States Armed Forces in both times of peace and war; and

WHEREAS, Military Appreciation Day, Inc. (MAD), an organization dedicated to celebrating the achievements of active and retired members of the military, opened its Virginia chapter in 2013; and

WHEREAS, the Tidewater chapter of MAD hosts an annual celebration during the month of August to honor members of the United States Armed Forces and their families; and

WHEREAS, this year’s celebration is hosted by Wallace’s Bait and Tackle, in Hampton, Virginia, and will include a free day of fishing, food, and fun for our nation’s heroes and their families; and

WHEREAS, MAD Tidewater’s celebration is an opportunity to give back to the thousands of men and women in uniform who risk their lives for our freedom;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 27, 2016, as MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY TIDEWATER 2016 in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.