Virginia Professional Fire Fighters’ Fill The Boot Days

8/1/2016

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters exemplify the time-honored American ideals of public service and sacrifice, by protecting citizens from tragedy; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters are highly trained and dedicated individuals who demonstrate extraordinary character and courage in the face of danger; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters sponsor the Fill the Boot campaign each year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters selflessly donate their time and energy to fight for kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life-threatening diseases that severely limit muscle strength and mobility; and

WHEREAS, over the past 62 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters has raised more than $558 million for Muscular Dystrophy Association through the annual Fill the Boot campaign; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters service to Muscular Dystrophy Association gives hope to families fighting life-threatening muscle diseases;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 1, 2016, through September 5, 2016, as VIRGINIA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS’ FILL THE BOOT DAYS in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

 

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