2023 Memorial Day Proclamation
WHEREAS, since the late 19th century, each year in May, Americans pause to observe Memorial Day, a special day and National holiday since 1971 set aside to remember with dignity
and admiration those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation; and
WHEREAS, our predecessors shaped the structure of our political system, set forth the groundwork for higher discoveries in science, technological, and medical research, started long-lasting
traditions that enrich our heritage, and fought in wars so that future generations would have freedom; and
WHEREAS, on Memorial Day, it is important to cherish the memories of our friends and family members who have died, and to remember the contributions they made to improve our
lives; and
WHEREAS, the veterans who fought and died for our country helped preserve the freedoms and rights guaranteed to all people under the U.S. Constitution; and
WHEREAS, Memorial Day provides us with the opportunity to reflect and honor the past, to renew and pass on our patriotism, and pay tribute to those who died in service to our
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby proclaim May 29, 2023, as
Memorial Day
in Washington, and I encourage all people in our state to join me in honoring those who have died for this country.
Signed this 21st day of April, 2023

Governor Jay Inslee

2023 Memorial Day Proclamation

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