Virginia Professional Fire Fighters' "Fill the Boot" Month

8/1/2014

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters exemplify the most time–honored American ideals of public service and sacrifice, protecting communities from tragedy; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters are highly trained, dedicated individuals, whose character and courage ensure our safety; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters selflessly donate their time and energy to supporting the battle against muscular dystrophy by participating in the “Fill the Boot” campaign each year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA); and

WHEREAS, over the past 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters has raised more than $500 million for the MDA through the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters have raised nearly $2 million each year through the “Fill the Boot” campaign; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters’ committed service to the MDA has provided significant support to families fighting neuromuscular diseases;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize August 2014 as VIRGINIA PROFESSIONAL FIRE FIGHTERS’ “FILL THE BOOT MONTH” in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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