STATE OF ARKANSAS
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS COME – GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, Arkansas is richly blessed in natural beauty and natural resources, reflecting God’s miracle of creation; and
WHEREAS, for many Arkansans, life in the one-room schoolhouse began with a daily Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and Bible reading; and
WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Constitution of Arkansas declares, “We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government, for our civil and religious liberty . . . . do ordain and establish this constitution”; and
WHEREAS, our Christian heritage is seen daily in the character and lives of our citizens and by the many churches throughout the Natural State; and
WHEREAS, steadfast faith sustained our forefathers’ survival through years of hardship, isolation and suffering; and
WHEREAS, Thanksgiving week is an appropriate time to center attention on thanks to Almighty God for His great and good Providence and for the Christian faith, which is a foundation of American History;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mike Huckabee, acting under the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim November 24 – 30 1996 as “AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK” in the State of Arkansas and encourage all citizens to acknowledge and appreciate the heritage of our great state and nation.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 21st day of August, in the year of our Lord 1996.
MIKE HUCKABEE, GOVERNOR
SHARON PRIEST, SECRETARY OF STATE