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60th District Digest May 27, 2016

Posted in News

Halifax:
Memorial Day is Monday. Please join with me and remember that it is a day set aside to reflect on the sacrifices made by our fallen service members and their families. While we can never repay the great price paid by these individuals, we can definitely honor them and be thankful and grateful to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

VOTING RIGHTS: Several significant things have occurred in state government since my last newsletter. By now you all know that the day after reconvened session, Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to 206,000 felons in the Commonwealth. As quoted in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Governor McAuliffe says the day he acted to restore voting and other civil rights to more than 206,000 felons "was my greatest day as governor."

This means that rapists, murderers, child molesters, and sex offenders will now be able to vote, serve on a jury, or run for public office in our communities. The full repercussions of his action are just now beginning to emerge.

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60th District Digest Sept. 11

Posted in Newsletters

Halifax:

September 11th - the darkest day in American history since December 7th, 1941 - the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I remember exactly where I was when I heard the news about New York.

On this 14th anniversary of that awful day in 2001, may we remember those brave, selfless men and women who rushed towards danger as others watched in horror from the comfort of their homes. Yes, American life changed forever that fateful day but the indomitable American spirit had its finest hour when those courageous men and women worked day and night, countless hours around the clock, saving lives and offering hope to a nation in shock and mourning.

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State senator addresses crowd at HCHS Veterans Day program

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Ask a veteran to share the horrors they experienced in war and then show them your appreciation was the message 15th District Virginia Senator Frank Ruff delivered to a crowd of high school students who gathered to honor a group of proud veterans attending the Halifax County High School Veterans Day program held in the school gym Tuesday morning.

Joining the veterans were public officials, dignitaries and high school faculty and staff who also served tours of duty in the military.

Ruff, a veteran himself, explained to the crowd what the celebration of Veterans Day is all about.

“Two times of the year as citizens, we have a responsibility to turn our thoughts to those who have worn the various uniforms of our nation’s military,” Ruff said.

He said the first is Memorial Day, which is set aside to commemorate those who died in service to the nation, and the second is Veterans Day when those who have worn the uniform of one of the armed services are honored.

The date was set as the 11th day of the 11th month of every year, with the 11th hour as the appointed time for patriots to gather to publicly offer their thanks to veterans for their service to the nation.

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