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WHEREAS, the term ‘Gold Star’ began during World War I when American families displayed flags in homes, businesses, schools and churches with a gold star for each loved one lost in military service; and

WHEREAS, today, our nation recognizes the sacrifice all Gold Star Families make when a father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter or other loved one dies in active service to the nation; and

WHEREAS, we have an obligation to acknowledge the loss of our service men and women and ensure their families are not forgotten; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada is committed to our military families, and has passed legislation in order to ensure we always take care of the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, during the month of May, we honor those who lost a family member while in active service in the United States Armed Forces; and

WHEREAS, we remember our commitment to Gold Star Families, who carry on with pride and courage despite their tragic loss;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 2018 as

 Gold Star Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Scott Anderson