Memorial Day Proclamation - Governor Inslee

WHEREAS, our ancestors shaped the structure of our political system, laid the groundwork
for higher discoveries in science and medical research, started long-lasting traditions that enrich our
heritage, and fought in wars so that future generations would have freedom; and
WHEREAS, it is important on Memorial Day to cherish the memories of our friends and
family members who have died, and to remember their contributions towards making our lives
better; and
WHEREAS, the veterans who fought and died for our country helped preserve the freedoms
and rights guaranteed to all people under the U.S. Constitution; and
WHEREAS, Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the past and renew our
patriotism so that we may continue to live in freedom and seek peace so that our veterans will not
have died in vain;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby
proclaim May 29, 2017 as
Memorial Day
in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in honoring those who have died
for this country.
Signed this 4th day of April, 2017

Governor Jay Inslee

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