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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 to develop economic solutions to technical problems. Building a bridge between scientific discoveries and their commercial applications, engineers meet societal and consumer 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, we look to engineers and their keen knowledge and skills in the field of science and technology to discover creative and groundbreaking ways to meet the needs of society in the twenty-first century;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize February 20-26 as ENGINEERS WEEK, and I call our citizens to recognize the countless contributions of engineers to the world, the nation and the Commonwealth of Virginia.