WHEREAS, the United States Marine Corps will host the Thirty-Ninth Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington County, Virginia, on October 26, 2014; and
WHEREAS, 30,000 registered runners will arrive in Arlington from 55 nations to participate in the 26.2 mile test of endurance, known as “The People’s Marathon”; and
WHEREAS, the Marine Corps Marathon will showcase the Arlington County community, our neighborhoods and businesses while also presenting Arlington as an exciting venue for spectators; and
WHEREAS, the Marine Corps Marathon continues to be a compelling demonstration of physical endurance, sportsmanship and achievement;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Fisette, Chairman of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia, do hereby proclaim October 26, 2014, as MARINE CORPS MARATHON DAY in Arlington County, and encourage our residents to welcome and cheer Marine Corps Marathon participants and our men and women in uniform.