2017 Children of Fallen Patriots Day

5/13/2017

WHEREAS, the men and women of our Armed Forces work together to protect and serve the citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, throughout our nation’s history, many of these patriots have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms; and

WHEREAS, these fallen service members return home to their families where a folded flag represents the most solemn of rites; and

WHEREAS, citizens of Virginia will give pause and remember the sacrifice of our fallen patriots, as well as the children they have left behind; and

WHEREAS, Virginia is proud to be recognize Children of Fallen Patriots Day on May 13, thus celebrating the past, present, and future of Virginia’s long-standing support for the children of our fallen patriots;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 13, 2017, as CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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