To the Editor:
Every year while governor, George Allen had receptions at the Executive Mansion for state employees. The receptions were an expression of gratitude for their commitment to excellence while serving the citizens of Virginia.
Scene: Gov. Allen, Susan by his side, greeting state employees as they entered his home. Their children were in an adjacent room playing with their toys. George loves his family with all of his heart, and there is nothing more important to him than his faith, family and country.
I know because I was one of the state employees that George and Susan received.
Printed in the Daily Progress, September 9, 2012