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This week of recognition was first declared by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 – 74 years after The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. – who stated in his proclamation:

“Among Americans, The Salvation Army has long been a symbol of wholehearted dedication to the cause of human brotherhood . . . Their work has been a constant reminder to us all that each of us is neighbor and kin to all Americans, giving freely of themselves, the men and women of The Salvation Army have won the respect of us all.”

This year, Salvation Army Week at the Hampton Roads Area Command will consist of several fun activities and events, all with the intention of recognizing the great work and dedication of the volunteers and donors that make The Salvation Army’s mission possible.