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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:

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

WHEREAS, the health and safety of all Virginians is important to the happiness, prosperity and well-being of our Commonwealth's families and communities; and

WHEREAS, Virginia is the proud home of more than 23,500 dedicated police officers who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe; and

WHEREAS, these officers stand as leaders and teachers, educating the community about the importance of public safety; and

WHEREAS, we appreciate the extraordinary efforts and sacrifices made by officers and their family members on a daily basis, in order to protect our schools, workplaces, roadways, and homes; and

WHEREAS, National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is an opportunity to show our support for law enforcement; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize January 9, 2024, as NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.