October 20, 2015: Our Veterans Now and Forever Day

WHEREAS, The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is conducting its 102nd year of volunteer service to America; and,

WHEREAS, Year after year the organization continues to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom by maintaining memorials to their service and sharing their history with our nation's youth to ensure their brave legacy is not forgotten; and,

WHEREAS, The Auxiliary VFW supports the troops currently deployed overseas; and,

WHEREAS, The 450,000 members represent the families of those who have served or are currently on foreign soil protecting our freedom; and,

WHEREAS, Members volunteer nearly 1 million hours in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and other hospitals throughout this country; and,

WHEREAS, The organization provides awards and scholarships to students based on their expressions of patriotism through art, speech and volunteerism;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim October 20, 2015 as Our Veterans Now and Forever Day in Michigan.