Heroes Day Honoring WV First Responders and Local Heroes This Saturday


CHARLESTON, WV - This Saturday, September 9, 2017, communities across West Virginia will recognize our state’s first responders during Heroes Day.

Earlier this year Governor Jim Justice issued a proclamation, based on a 2015 House Resolution, declaring the second Saturday of September as Heroes Day.

“These 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.

"Our 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.

During 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.

"When 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 heroes."


Contact Information

Butch Antolini, Butch.Antolini@wv.gov


Office of the Governor
State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E
Charleston, WV 25305

Office Phone:
304.558.2000 or 1.888.438.2731

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