Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, the month of April is recognized as Month of the Military Child and was first established in 1986 by United States Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger to demonstrate to the children of military families that their personal sacrifices are acknowledge and appreciated; and

WHEREAS, military children and youth are faced with multiple deployments and long separations from their parents and loved ones that other children do not have to face; and

WHEREAS, over 15,000 of Nevada's youth are dependents of National Guard and Active Duty Service Members; and

WHEREAS, 2022 Month of the Military Child activities are established to celebrate the courage and resilience of Nevada's military youth and children, the challenges they overcome, and their role in strengthening the military family and to recognize that Military Kids Can!; and

WHEREAS, these brave sons and daughters are the backbone and source of steadfast support to their military parents and are instrumental in maintaining our nation's armed services; and

WHEREAS, I encourage all members of the military and their families and citizens of the Silver State to attend Month of the Military Child events and activities in your communities to honor all military children and show appreciation and gratitude for these outstanding youth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of April 2022, 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 9th day of March, 2022

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