By MELINDA WILLIAMS
RICHMOND – The bravery of Pulaskians and the outpouring of support from the state’s citizens after the 2011 tornado destruction was recalled by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Wednesday night during his final address to the Commonwealth.
“I’ll remember visiting the brave people of Glade Spring and Pulaski after the devastating tornados that struck those communities; and I’ll remember the outpouring of support from Virginians who donated over $1 million in just one month to the Disaster Relief Fund we created,” McDonnell said in his State of The Commonwealth Address delivered in Richmond.
McDonnell made the reference toward the end of his address, while citing what he will recall, beyond his administration’s accomplishments, when he looks back on his term of office in the years ahead.
Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe will be sworn in Saturday.
For more on McDonnell’s address, see Page 8 of today’s issue of The Southwest Times.