WHEREAS,      the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks has designated the week beginning on the first Sunday in May as Youth Week to honor Americaís junior citizens for their accomplishments, and to give fitting recognition of their services to community, state and nation; and


WHEREAS,     Charlottesville Elks Lodge 389 will sponsor an observance during that week in tribute to the junior citizens of this community; and


WHEREAS,     no event could be more deserving of our support and participation than one dedicated to these young people who represent the nationís greatest resource, and who in the years ahead will assume the responsibility for the advancement of our free society; and


WHEREAS,     our youth need the guidance, inspiration and encouragement which we alone can give in order to help develop those qualities of character essential for future leadership, and go forth to serve America; and


WHEREAS,     to achieve this worthy objective we should demonstrate our partnership with youth, our understanding of their hopes and aspirations and a sincere willingness to help prepare them in every way for the responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Lindsay G. Dorrier, Jr., Chairman, on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby proclaim the week of May 2nd through May 8th, 2004 as YOUTH WEEK and urge all departments of government, civic, fraternal and patriotic groups, and our citizens to participate wholeheartedly in its observance. 


                        Signed and sealed this 5th day of May, 2004.


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