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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:

Virginia Classics Week

WHEREAS, the classics and classical antiquity continue to play an important role in modern society – from government and laws to literature, language, and arts; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Junior Classical League is committed to furthering education in the classics while bettering the future of American communities – through educational ventures, public activities, and community service endeavors; and

WHEREAS, throughout the Virginia Junior Classical League, there are many chapters comprised of 4,000 middle and high school Latin, Greek, and Classics students; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Virginia Junior Classical League recognize the positive influence of classical culture upon our society by giving back to their communities in affirmation of the classical principle that good citizenship is inseparable from education; and

WHEREAS, Virginia Classics Week is held in commemoration of the traditional “birthday” of Rome – April 21st – offering the opportunity to promote and connect with the legacies of Greece and Rome;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize April 17-22, 2023, as VIRGINIA CLASSICS WEEK in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.