§2-2-1a. Special memorial days


Published: 2015

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WVC 2 - 2 - 1 A

§2-2-1a. Special memorial days.

  (a) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare the week

beginning with the Sunday before Thanksgiving as a special memorial

week to be known as Native American Indian Heritage Week.

  (b) The first Tuesday after the first Monday of November is

designated Susan B. Anthony Day and shall only be a legal holiday

in all years ending in an even number. The Governor shall annually

issue a proclamation calling on all schools, civic organizations,

government departments and citizens to undertake activities on the

designated day and surrounding days to pay tribute to the

accomplishments of Susan B. Anthony in securing the civil and

political rights of all Americans, including securing equal voting

rights for women.

  (c) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare the week

during which December 7 falls to be a special memorial week, to be

known as Pearl Harbor and Military Appreciation week, honoring all

West Virginians who fought in World War II and all other military

conflicts and shall encourage all municipalities in the state to do

the same. The State Department of Education is directed to

implement a program involving activities in which students shall

participate which shall recognize the contributions West Virginians

have made to their country through service in the United States

Military.

  (d) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare March 30 as a special memorial day to be known as Vietnam Veteran Recognition

Day honoring all West Virginians who served in the United States

Armed Forces in the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning

February 28, 1961 and ending May 7, 1975, and shall encourage all

counties and municipalities in the state to do the same.

  (e) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare August 7 as

a special memorial day, to be known as Purple Heart Recognition

Day, honoring all West Virginians who, while serving in the United

States Armed Forces, have been wounded or killed in action and

shall encourage all municipalities and counties in the state to do

the same.

  (f) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare July 27 as a

special memorial day to be known as Korean War Veteran Recognition

Day honoring all West Virginians who served in the United States

Armed Forces in the Korean War, and shall encourage all counties

and municipalities in the state to do the same.

  (g) The Governor shall, by proclamation, declare the first

Thursday in May as the West Virginia Day of Prayer. The West

Virginia Day of Prayer corresponds with the National Day of Prayer,

36 U.S.C. §119, on which the people of West Virginia may turn to

God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as

individuals.





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