Iowa 1997

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STATE OF IOWA

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

In The Name and By The Authority of The State of Iowa

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, OUR STATE HAS BEEN RICHLY BLESSED IN NATURAL BEAUTY, REFLECTING GOD’S MIRACLE OF CREATION; AND

WHEREAS, THE IMPORTANCE OF CHRISTIAN HERITAGE TO THE TRADITIONS AND VALUES OF OUR STATE IS IMMEASURABLE; AND

WHEREAS, RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS HAVE BROUGHT WELCOME RESPITE FROM WEARY LABOR, AS WELL AS RENEWED RESPECT AND MEANING FOR NATURE’S SEASONS OF CHANGE; AND

WHEREAS, THE COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVES A VITAL FUNCTION IN BINDING FOLK TOGETHER AND PROVIDING CRUCIAL EDUCATION AND CHARITABLE SERVICES; AND

WHEREAS, TEACHING FUTURE GENERATIONS OF OUR STATE THE ALL IMPORTANT ROLE OF CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IS OF CRUCIAL CONCERN TO CITIZENS OF ALL FAITHS;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, TERRY E. BRANSTAD, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF IOWA, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM NOVEMBER 23 – 29, 1997, AS AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK IN IOWA, IN RECOGNITION OF OUR RELIGIOUS HERITAGE.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SUBSCRIBED MY NAME AND CAUSED THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF IOWA TO BE AFFIXED.

DONE AT DES MOINES, IOWA THIS 16TH DAY OF OCTOBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD TWO THOUSAND EIGHT.

TERRY E. BRANSTAD

GOVERNOR OF IOWA

ATTEST:

PAUL D. PATE

SECRETARY OF STATE

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