Napoleon Hill Day


WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill was born on October 26, 1883, in Wise County, Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill is known throughout the world as one of the earliest writers of the modern genre of personal-success literature; and

WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill’s writings outline a philosophy of success that includes the importance of clear goals, focused determination, persistence, ethical dealings with others, and maintaining a positive attitude; and

WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill exemplified Virginia values, such as hard work, commitment and purposeful living; and

WHEREAS, the Napoleon Hill Foundation was founded as a nonprofit educational institution with the mission of perpetuating his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth is pleased to recognize Napoleon Hill for his teachings, which contribute greatly to Virginia and the nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 26, 2016, as NAPOLEON HILL DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.