Mother's Day 2016


WHEREAS, it is important to celebrate and honor the dedication of mothers to their families and communities; and

WHEREAS, mothers have an enormous impact on their children and are instrumental in helping them reach their full potential; and

WHEREAS, mothers are role models to children and demonstrate unwavering commitment, drive, compassion, and leadership; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth is strengthened by the many community organizations that promote responsible motherhood and celebrate mothers as extraordinary caretakers, mentors, and providers; and

WHEREAS, Mother’s Day is an opportunity to pay special tribute to the many Virginia mothers in the Commonwealth and those serving overseas in the Armed Forces, who are unable to share this day with their families;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 8, 2016, as MOTHER’S DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.