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WHEREAS, Month of the Military Child was first established in 1986 by United States Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger to acknowledge and appreciate the children of military families and their personal sacrifice; and

WHEREAS, more than 15,000 of Nevada’s youth are dependents of National Guard and Active Duty Service Members; and

WHEREAS, these brave children in the Silver State, and across the nation, make tremendous sacrifices and are a source of steadfast support to their military parents during deployments and long periods of separation; and

WHEREAS, April is a time to applaud the courage and resilience of Nevada’s military youth and recognize them for the sacrifice they make and the challenges they overcome, while supporting the military heroes of our state; and

WHEREAS, across the state, Nevadans have answered the call to serve and we commend our heroes in uniform while recognizing the sacrifice of their children and families;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 2019 as

MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25th day of March, 2019.

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