May 13, 2018: Children of Fallen Patriots Day

WHEREAS, the men and woman of our Armed Forces continue to work together to protect and serve the citizens of the United States, and throughout our nation’s history many of these patriots have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms; and,

WHEREAS, these fallen service members return home to their families where a folded flag represents the most solemn of rites; and,

WHEREAS, citizens of Michigan will give pause and remember the sacrifice of our fallen patriots as well the children they have left behind; and,

WHEREAS, we are proud to celebrate the past, present and future of Michigan’s long-standing support for the children of our fallen patriots;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 13, 2018 as Children of Fallen Patriots Day in Michigan.