Gov. Larry Hogan’s Blog

Friday, September 11, 2015 will mark the fourth year in a row that Marylanders have joined their neighbors in West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual Day to Serve volunteerism and community service initiative.

Day to Serve is a unique month-long community service initiative that transcends political, cultural and religious differences by uniting citizens, faith groups, businesses and grassroots organizations from every corner of the state to come together and improve our neighborhoods and communities.

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Virginia 2015 Day to Serve Proclamation text

By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

2015 DAY TO SERVE

WHEREAS, Virginians are encouraged to make an intentional and united effort to serve their communities; and WHEREAS, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, requested September 11 to be observed as an annual "National Day of Service and Remembrance"; and

WHEREAS, "Day to Serve" is an annual event that transcends...

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Continuing many years of strong support from West Virginia, Governor Tomblin issues a new proclamation for 2015 recognizing Day to Serve. In the proclamation, Gov. Tomblin encourages West Virginians to find ways to serve each other and build up their communities this year through donations of time and talent to the many service opportunities that make up Day to Serve.

We appreciate the unwavering support of Governor Tomblin and his office, as well as the many hundreds of volunteers in West Virginia, that work each year to make Day to Serve a great opportunity for the area.