A proclamation: Homeless Veterans and Veterans in Need Support Day, Jan. 24, 2013

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA

A PROCLAMATION
HOMELESS VETERANS &
VETERANS IN NEED SUPPORT DAY

WHEREAS:

Veterans are national heroes, and Georgians appreciate the contributions of veterans and active m il itary in the security of our state and nation . Georg ia is committed to honoring all veterans and service men and women in all branches of the military; and

WHEREAS:

The State of Georgia is home to more than 770,000 veterans and tens of thousands of our nation' s military families. We remember with somber and gratefu l hearts those men and women who have served the United States of America with distinction and valor as sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines, and offer our sincere prayers for those who conti nue to defend the principles upon which our nation was founded; and

WHEREAS:

Organizations throughout the state provide opportuniti es, such as the annual "Homeless Veterans and Veterans in Need Stand Down" event in Columbus, Georgia for Georgians to support our homeless veteran population and provide them ass istance; and

WHEREAS:

Georgia residents are encouraged to recognize the i ndividuals and organizations who are working to aid homeless veterans and other veterans in need; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim April 27, 2013 as HOMELESS VETERANS & VETERANS IN NEED SUPPORT DAY in Georgia.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed th is 24th day of January in the year of our Lord two thousand th irteen.
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