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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:

Engineers Week

WHEREAS, engineers have made innumerable contributions throughout Virginia’s history, beginning with George Washington, a native Virginian, and our first president of the United States; and

WHEREAS, President Washington, a true pioneer in the field, began his career as a surveyor and engineer; and

WHEREAS, engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics and their keen knowledge and skills to develop economic solutions to technical problems to meet societal needs with innovative products that improve lives and create jobs; and

WHEREAS, engineers are on the front line of the major technological challenges of our time – rebuilding towns devastated by natural disaster; cleaning up the environment; assuring safe, clean, and efficient sources of energy; exploring space and oceans; and designing products and systems that will improve our world for the future; and

WHEREAS, engineers encourage and inspire our young math and science students to realize the practical power of their knowledge; and

WHEREAS, Engineers Week is an opportunity to recognize the countless contributions of engineers to the world, the nation, and the Commonwealth of Virginia and commit to strengthening and promoting the engineering profession;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize February 19-25, 2024, as ENGINEERS WEEK in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.