Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

May 2010

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Norment News - 2010 Memorial Day

Sun, 2010-05-30 20:00 -- ajohnston

For many, Memorial Day is just another three-day weekend and the message of the day can easily be drowned out by the unofficial beginning of summer.  It is important that in the midst of the holiday we take the time to remember the true meaning and importance behind this day.  From the days of our founding fathers to today, our men and women in uniform have marched to the front lines, leaving family and friends to defend this great country.  More than 650,000 American men and women have died in combat since the Revolutionary War and each and every one of them has left a legacy that we will

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, 2010-05-28 20:00 -- ajohnston

On the eve of this Memorial Day weekend, I would like to take a moment to honor our men and women who died while in military service. For those of you that don't know, Memorial Day was originally celebrated as Decoration Day. The first observance of the holiday occured in Waterloo, New York on May 5th, 1866. The name Memorial Day did not become common until after World War II and in 1967, Congress officially changed the name. 

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News from the Office of Senator Frank Ruff - May 17, 2010

Sun, 2010-05-16 20:00 -- ajohnston

Last week I attended a  meeting with people from fourteen states from Maryland to Texas.We discussed and planned a better course for those rural communities.  Each state has experienced growth in the metropolitan parts of the state, while the rural sections have not kept pace.  This trend must be reversed.  Below is the media release.


Rural leaders meet to map out future regional policies

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News from the Office of Senator Frank Ruff - May 10, 2010

Sun, 2010-05-09 20:00 -- ajohnston

Good people are needed to serve on boards and commissions of state government.  Governor McDonnell must appoint citizen members to serve in various positions.  If you believe you would like to serve in this way and your background and interests are compatible for one of these appointments, let me know right away.


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