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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:

Love for Virginia Beach Day

WHEREAS, three years ago on the afternoon of May 31, 2019, a senseless and unfathomable tragedy struck the Virginia Beach Municipal Center and the Virginia Beach area; and,

WHEREAS, the lives of 12 members of the Virginia Beach community were taken without warning, creating an everlasting void in the hearts and minds of peers, friends, and family who feel their absence each and every day; and,

WHEREAS, five others were injured, four critically, and many more were seriously impacted, including people who worked in Building Two of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, family members, friends, city employees and members of the Virginia Beach community and beyond who demonstrated compassion and generosity; and,

WHEREAS, the greater Virginia Beach community, and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia join with those from across the country in offering their continued thoughts and prayers as we remember and honor the cherished memories of those who lost their lives, were wounded, and whose lives were forever changed;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 31, 2022 as LOVE FOR VIRGINIA BEACH DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.