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Statewide Leaders Extend Warm Christmas Wishes to West Virginian

Statewide Leaders Extend Warm Christmas Wishes to West Virginian

In the heart of holiday fervor and with Christmas on the cusp, Governor Jim Justice alongside Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito collectively showered West Virginians with heartfelt yuletide greetings and reflections, encapsulating the essence of the season and the spirit of gratitude.

“Explore heartfelt Christmas greetings from Governor Jim Justice and Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito to West Virginians, reflecting unity, gratitude, and the spirit of togetherness during the holiday season.”

During his customary weekly virtual administration briefing, Governor Justice, standing within the venerable halls of the State Capitol Building, extended his warm regards: “God bless each and every one of you, and merry Christmas West Virginia,” he conveyed, permeating his sentiments with genuine goodwill.

A tangible token of appreciation emerged as Justice issued a proclamation granting the entire cadre of state employees a respite, recognizing their unwavering dedication throughout the year. As Christmas aligns with the forthcoming Monday, this gesture acknowledges the collective efforts that drive the state forward. “All of this is done by a lot of people pulling the rope together,” Governor Justice remarked, emphasizing the collaborative spirit underpinning West Virginia’s progress.

In a poignant video message, Senator Joe Manchin, steeped in the ethos of service and remembrance, urged West Virginians to cherish familial bonds and reminisce on the blessings bestowed upon them in the passing year. Expressing a deep-rooted belief in the act of sharing blessings, he resonated with the essence of the season, encapsulating it in his words: “If you can count your blessings, you can share your blessings.”

Manchin’s looming retirement from the U.S. Senate at the culmination of his third term in 2024 casts a poignant shadow over his tenure, marked by a steadfast commitment to public service. His prospective contemplation of a third-party presidential bid adds a layer of intrigue to the landscape of West Virginia politics, sparking speculation about his next endeavor while preserving his dedication to the state’s well-being.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito, echoing the sentiments of familial togetherness and optimism, extended her wishes to constituents, urging reflection on the true essence of Christmas. Her message carried a poignant reminder, urging reverence for those serving away from home – the brave military personnel, first responders, and healthcare professionals dedicating themselves selflessly.

“West Virginia’s leaders share heartfelt Christmas wishes, emphasizing unity and gratitude amidst the holiday season.”

Amidst the festive fervor, Capito’s words resonated: “Whether you are at home or traveling to see those who matter most, let’s come together and celebrate the blessings that we have and renew our hope for a bright future and a new year ahead.”

In this collective tapestry of holiday messages, the leaders of West Virginia offered more than seasonal greetings; they shared a glimpse into the fabric of their values, extending gratitude, compassion, and a shared sense of community. As the state prepares to embrace the joys of Christmas, these messages reverberate, reminding West Virginians of the enduring spirit that binds them together, making their state not just a place to live but a cherished home.

As the year draws to a close, these sentiments of unity, appreciation, and hope resonate, embodying the true essence of the season and encapsulating the ethos of West Virginia – a state woven together by its people’s resilience and unbreakable bond.


  • Amelia Robertson

    I am the reporter and multimedia producer for WaxMia US, based in NY. Previously, I worked as an associate producer at The Mirror for about five years.

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