ARIZONA

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Janice K. Brewer

Governor

Office of the Governor

ARIZONA CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK

WHEREAS, the Preamble of the Constitution of the State of Arizona states that “We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution”; and

WHEREAS, the protection of religious freedom in the United States is guaranteed to all Americans by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States, and it is important to recognize and respect the tremendous religious diversity in Arizona and throughout our nation; and

WHEREAS, the founders of our country were great men and women from many religious denominations, races, and cultures, who came here from all over the world to establish a country “with liberty and justice for all,” and the Christian faith is an integral part of this rich heritage which merits recognition; and

WHEREAS, the influence of America’s Christian Heritage is evident in the writings of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, William Bradford, Abigail Adams, James Madison, Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, as well as countless documents and decrees; and

WHEREAS, Arizona continues to assimilate many different faiths, cultures and races, and such diversity is essential in maintaining and strengthening the rich and colorful fabric of our state and nation: and

WHEREAS, Arizona’s Christian Heritage Week will be celebrated by people of all walks of life who wish to send the message of unconditional love and the growing need for kindness and understanding among people throughout the country.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim September 20-26, 2009 as

ARIZONA CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona.

Janice K. Brewer

Governor

DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this sixteenth day of September in the year Two Thousand and Nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Thirty-fourth.

ATTEST:

Ken Bennett

Secretary of State

 

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