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2019 Commemoration

Item 238 #3s

Item 238 #3s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Jamestown-Yorktown Commemorations FY2017 $0 FY2018 $5,239,117 GF

Page 221, line 38, strike "$1,500,000" and insert "$6,739,117".


(This amendment restores $5.2 million in FY 2018 for the 2019 Commemoration, marking the 400th anniversary of the first legislative assembly in the New World, arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America, observance of the first official Thanksgiving, and the expanding impact of women on the Virginia Colony. Continued phased funding is essential to move elements of the 2019 Commemoration forward to establish partnerships and programs, and to leverage private sector engagement to create national and international programs that build awareness of Virginia's role in the establishment of the United States. The commemoration represents key education, tourism, and economic development opportunities that build on the themes of democracy, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Virginia's programs in 2019 will gain the national spotlight a year before Plymouth, Massachusetts, marks its 400th anniversary.)