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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Bolivian Independence Day

WHEREAS, Bolivia celebrated its first independence day on August 6, 1825 upon the signing of its declaration of independence; and,

WHEREAS, Northern Virginia is home to one of the largest Bolivian populations in the United States; and,

WHEREAS, community resources educate new Bolivian American citizens on civics and their patriotic duties; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia's Bolivian community enriches the Commonwealth with its traditions, food, culture, and is a significant contributor to the workforce and economic growth in Virginia; and,

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia celebrates Bolivian Independence Day in unity with Bolivian and Latin American families, organizers, and participants throughout Virginia; and,

NOW THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize August 6, 2022 as BOLIVIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY in the Commonwealth of Virginia and call this observance to the attention of our citizens.