On behalf of all Virginians, I extend warm greetings to those attending the Volunteer Recognition and Historic Designation Celebration in Arlington.
The Commonwealth offers its congratulations and appreciation to the volunteers who have donated their time and energy over the past several years to achieving historic designation for the Fairlington Community. Thanks to their efforts, this great neighborhood is now receiving the recognition long merited by its historic and cultural significance. Due to its excellent design, the Fairlington Community has provided a home to Virginians and a model to American architects and planners for over half a century. I join you, the visitors and residents of Fairlington, esteemed guests, and Fairlington Historic Designation Committee in celebrating one of Virginia's great neighborhoods.
Again, congratulations upon this accomplishment, and best wishes for a successful and enjoyable event.
Very truly yours,
James S. Gilmore, III
Governor of Virginia