Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: March 21, 2022
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Macaulay Porter, | Office of the First Lady

First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin Announces First Inaugural Spirit of Virginia Award

~ The First Lady presented the very first Spirit of Virginia Award to the National Center for Healthy Veterans with Governor Glenn Youngkin ~
ALTAVISTA, VA – First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin today presented the very first Spirit of Virginia Award, which recognizes unique qualities and standout achievements across the Commonwealth. The award highlights Virginians for their uncommon contributions in private industries, education, culture and the arts and philanthropy.
The National Center for Healthy Veterans is a comprehensive, scalable solution and unique strategic initiative of national impact. The organization’s mission is to “Return Healthy Veterans to America.” The organization addresses five areas of veteran’s health.
“I cannot think of a mission more deserving of the Spirit of Virginia Award. The organization successfully combines healing, hard work and a home for veterans who need it most. It also serves as an inspiring vision for how a scenic farm in Virginia can contribute to veteran wellbeing and long-term success,” said First Lady Suzanne Youngkin.
Governor Youngkin and the First Lady will name five more Spirit of Virginia Award recipients this year. Learn more about the award here.
Follow the First Lady on Facebook and Instagram as she celebrates Virginians all across the Commonwealth.

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