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WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill was born on October 26, 1883, in Wise County, Virginia; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill is known throughout the world as one of the earliest writers of the modern genre of personal-success or self-help literature, for writing countless quotes and famous speeches, and for helping others lead more productive and satisfying lives; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill’s writings have outlined a philosophy of success that includes the importance of clear goals, focused determination, persistence, ethical dealings with others, and maintaining a positive mental attitude; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill has influenced innumerable leaders and citizens working in various fields across our nation and around the world to strive towards their goals and achieve success; and
WHEREAS, Napoleon Hill, a Southwest Virginia native, exemplified Virginia values, such as hard work, commitment, and purposeful living; and
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is pleased to recognize Napoleon Hill for his philosophy of leadership, encouragement, and achievements;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize October 26, 2020, as NAPOLEON HILL DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.