Single Parent Day


WHEREAS, the first National Single Parent Day was recognized on March 21, 1984, and has been recognized every year since; and

WHEREAS, single parents can and do provide children with the financial, emotional, and social support they need; and

WHEREAS, with the active support of friends, relatives, and local communities, single parents can do even more to raise their children in the best possible environment; and

WHEREAS, the greatest need of a child is to feel loved, whether the child lives in a single or two-parent family; and

WHEREAS, the dedication and achievements of single parents are deserving of our recognition;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 21, 2016, as SINGLE PARENT DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.