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WHEREAS, more than 15,000 of Nevada 's youth are dependents of National Guard, Reserve and active duty service members; and

WHEREAS, military children in the Silver State, and across the nation, make tremendous sacrifices as they are faced with deployments and long separations from parents and loved ones who have answered the call to serve; and

WHEREAS, April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, established in 1986 under former Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger; and

WHEREAS, Nevada strives to be the most military and veteran-friendly state in the nation through an unwavering commitment to those who have selflessly served; and

WHEREAS, one of the first measures signed during the 79th session of the Nevada Legislature honors the service of our military members who lay down their lives while wearing our nation's uniform, by ensuring all Gold Star families have access to the best education our state has to offer; and

WHEREAS, across the state, Nevadans have answered the call to serve and our state is committed to honoring the courage and resilience of Nevada's military youth and recognize the sacrifice they make and the challenges they overcome, while supporting the military heroes of our state;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 2017

 Month of the Military Child

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske