First Responders Appreciation Day

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, First Responders are a vital part of our communities, standing ready to deal with emergencies and volunteering in our schools and community organizations; and
WHEREAS, First Responders stand ready to come to the aid of Alabamians 24 hours a day; and
WHEREAS, First Responders risk their own safety and personal property in the execution of their duties to protect every day; and
WHEREAS, the members of the various First Responder organizations undergo significant education, training and personal sacrifice in order to achieve the expertise required to respond to any type of emergency situation; and
WHEREAS, courage, selfless concern for others and the duty to protect and serve are commonly held values among First Responders; and
WHEREAS, the state of Alabama is grateful to the men and women who perform these vital services at great risk to their own safety and well-being:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim September 17, 2017, as
First Responders Appreciation Day
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 12th day of September 2017.
Kay Ivey