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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:

Tae Kwon Do Day

WHEREAS, the participation in martial arts builds strength, character, focus, flexibility, and coordination while enhancing performance in other sports, in the workplace, at home, and in school; and,

WHEREAS, martial arts enhance self-esteem, goal-setting abilities, anger management, and the skills of non-violent conflict resolution in people of all ages and assists participants to become more productive and healthy; and,

WHEREAS, martial arts provide a powerful foundation for emotional development and success skills that last a lifetime; and,

WHEREAS, Tae Kwon Do Day seeks to introduce the values of self-control, self-discipline, personal defense, and physical fitness to Virginians of every age, race, gender, and ability level; and,

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2022, citizens of the Commonwealth will celebrate Tae Kwon Do Day to unite millions of children and adults who participate in the martial arts;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize July 2, 2022 as TAE KWON DO DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA and call this observance to the attention of our citizens.