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KENTUCKY

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PROCLAMATION

BY

BRERETON C. JONES

OF THE

COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY

To All To Whom These Presents Shall Come:

WHEREAS, The Pilgrim fathers, in the Mayflower Compact, America’s first written constitution, made a Covenant with Almighty God to “form a civil body politic” “for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith;” and

WHEREAS, Our Founding Fathers recognized that obedience to our Sovereign Lord was the key to national prosperity, and security, and

WHEREAS, The Lord of Glory is recognized in all fifty state constitutions as the Chief Cornerstone of civil government and of all other American institutions, and

WHEREAS, Abraham Lincoln in his great prayer proclamation said, “it is the duty of nations to own their dependence on the overruling power of God” and, “That those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord,” and

WHEREAS, George Washington in the first Thanksgiving proclamation said, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge this Providence of Almighty God, to obey His Will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly implore His protection, and favor…,” and

WHEREAS, We reckon time in the Western World and in the United States from the birth of the Son of God (ANNO DOMINI – IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD), and

WHEREAS, The Commonwealth of Kentucky has made notable contributions to the preserving of our Christian heritage and our constitutional republic,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRERETON C. JONES, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim November 20 – 26, in the Year of our Lord 1994 as CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK in Kentucky, and call on the citizens of the Commonwealth, in the words of Samuel Adams, “TO RESTORE THE SOVEREIGN,” to acknowledge His Providence and to make supplication to the Great Ruler of nations for forgiveness of our transgressions and to declare that the LORD IS GOD, as commanded in the Holy Scriptures, and to affirm with Patrick Henry, that we must be “faithful to the Majesty on High which (we) revere above all earthly kings.”

DONE AT THE CAPITOL, in the City of Frankfort, this Thanksgiving Day, the 18th day of November, in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-four and in the Two Hundred and Third of the Commonwealth.

BRERETON C. JONES

GOVERNOR

Bob Babbage

Secretary of State

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