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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:

Memorial Day

WHEREAS, throughout the history of our great Commonwealth and nation, men and women of our Armed Forces have risked their lives to protect the interests of our country and defend our freedoms; and

WHEREAS, on this Memorial Day, citizens throughout Virginia remember those who have given their lives for their country and comfort the families and friends who have lost loved ones; and

WHEREAS, since World War II, nearly 12,000 Virginians have died in armed conflict, and they are honored at the Virginia War Memorial; and

WHEREAS, we are forever indebted to the service members who have died in defense of the United States of America; and

WHEREAS, Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor the courageous men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 29, 2023, as MEMORIAL DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.