OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
STATE OF OREGON
WHEREAS: Christianity is an integral part of our Western civilization and the history of this nation; and
WHEREAS: America was founded on the principle of religious freedom, and many Americans have benefitted from this privilege by being able to pursue Christianity as a means of developing their own faith.
WHEREAS: It is important for Americans to know the influence of various religions and philosophies of our nation; and
WHEREAS: Christianity has been a constant source of moral and spiritual guidance for many Americans throughout history; and
WHEREAS: Christianity has been a major influence in American art, literature, music and has inspired a sense of charity in our communities; and
WHEREAS: Christianity has long provided inspiration, hope and comfort for millions of Americans and will continue to do so in the years ahead.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Kitzhaber Governor of the State of Oregon, hereby proclaim April, 1996
CHRISTIAN HERITAGE MONTH
in Oregon and encourage all Oregonians to join in this observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and cause the Great Seal of the State of Oregon to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the city of Salem in the State Oregon on this day, January 24th1996.
John A. Kitzhaber, Governor
Phil Keisling, Secretary of State