WV - This Saturday, September 9, 2017, communities across West Virginia will
recognize our state’s first responders during Heroes Day.
this year Governor Jim Justice issued a
proclamation, based on a 2015 House Resolution, declaring the second Saturday
of September as Heroes Day.
selfless heroes put others before themselves and deserve to be honored not only
for one day, but every day,” Gov. Justice said. “This wonderful group of men
and women represent the very best of West Virginia.
great state is filled with heroes from all walks of life who work on the front
lines to keep our neighborhoods safe and respond to a crisis at the drop of the
hat," Governor Justice added.
the devastating flooding in West Virginia in June 2016 and then again in July
2017, Governor Justice got to see, up close, many first responders in action.
the 1,000-year flood ripped through West Virginia last year, and then again when
we experienced severe flooding just a few months ago, our first responders did
a fantastic job," said
Governor Jim Justice. “The work done by these West Virginians in the
face of those crisis situations was nothing short of heroic. On Saturday I look
forward to joining all West Virginians in honoring all of our state's