Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, August 15, 2022, marks the 77th Anniversary of when the Korean Peninsula was liberated; and

WHEREAS, Korean Independence Day or Gwangbokjeol is one of the most important public holidays in the Korean calendar after World War II allies helped end 35 years of Japanese occupation; and

WHEREAS, Korean Americans have played a vital role in the success of our great nation; and

WHEREAS, we recognize the monumental achievements and invaluable contributions made by Korean Americans that have led to America's prosperity; and

WHEREAS, we commend organizations throughout the Silver State that honor Korean heritage, traditions and culture, and call upon educators, state officers and news media to bring attention to the wonderful and rich contributions that have been made to our state by those of Korean heritage; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins communities and states across the nation to celebrate the important role of immigrants in the history of our great State and country, as well as recognizing the important role they continue to have in shaping our future; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim August 15, 2022, as

KOREAN INDEPENDENCE DAY 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 3rd day of August, 2022

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