WHEREAS Eli Michael Willard died on June 1, 2019 while attempting to defend his family from an armed assailant.
WHEREAS The people of the State of Nievia have recognized this act of heroism and bravery.
WHEREAS Title 22, Chapter 37, Section 448 of the Nievia Compiled Statutes vests the authority in the governor to recognize such acts through the Badge of Honor.
THEREFORE In accordance Title 22, Chapter 37, Section 448 of the Nievia Compiled Statutes and by the power vested in me by the Constitution of Nievia, I, Olvia Jean Hoffman, do hereby proclaim Eli Michael Willard posthumously to be a recipient of the Badge of Honor, and he, and his next of kin, shall have all the privileges and recognition associated with it. Done in the witness of God and Mrs. Vanessa Willard, Ms. Elisa Willard, Mr. Verne Clyde, Mr. Taylor Lloyd, Ms. Cassandra Ness, and Mr. Ruben Tyson, I have hereunto subscribed my name and have affixed the Great Seal of the State of Nievia in the City of Suelo on the twenty-seventh day of December in the two-thousand nineteenth year of Our Lord.