CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady
Joanne Jaeger Tomblin today invited all West Virginians to honor
our firemen, police officers and emergency medical service workers
by contributing photos for the "First Responders Recognition"
tree. Those wishing to participate are asked to send in
photos of their loved ones or friends who have served or are
serving as a first responder for our state. The photos will
be displayed on the "First Responder Recognition" tree which will
be located in the Governor's Reception Room of the State Capitol
Building during the holiday season.
"Whether serving our communities or our entire state, our first
responders answer the call to duty time and again, continually
ensuring our safety, security and well-being. I am grateful
for the selfless service of our police officers, firemen and
emergency medical service workers, and I am proud of all that they
represent," Gov. Tomblin said. "Last year, hundreds of
families from across the Mountain State submitted photos for the
'Military Recognition' tree. I am confident this year's
'First Responders Recognition' tree will be as successful -
providing us an opportunity to showcase our gratitude to the first
responders who, like our military, always put their fellow man
"With so many West Virginians serving as first responders in our
cities and communities, it is important for us to keep in mind the
families whose loved ones are constantly put in peril for the sake
of their professions and the well-being of their fellow citizens,"
First Lady Tomblin said. "I believe this year's 'First Responders
Recognition' tree will not only show our support for these
families, it will honor those who have served and continue to serve
the Mountain State."
All photos, along with the form and tag below, must be received
by Wednesday, November 27, 2013. The form and tag can also be
downloaded by visiting www.governor.wv.gov or www.firstlady.wv.gov and clicking on the
Governor and First Lady's Military Recognition Tree icon.
Please note, photos will not be returned.
You can also download the form below.