SOUTH CAROLINA

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State of South Carolina

Proclamation

By

Governor David M. Beasley

WHEREAS, at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 Benjamin Franklin stated that “It is impossible to build an empire without our Father’s aid. I believe the sacred writings which say that ‘Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it,’” (Psalm 127:1); and

WHEREAS, we each have been richly blessed by The Almighty whose divine providence our founding fathers sought as they established these United States of America as a free and independent nation: and

WHEREAS, the contributions of faith and traditions of our people are often reflected in the prayers offered preceding each day’s opening of the General Assembly of this state and the United States Congress; and

WHEREAS, the importance of our Christian heritage to the institutions, values and vision of our nation is immeasurable; and

WHEREAS, our Christian heritage is further reflected by our people and our leaders, past and present, in our individual and collective efforts as a nation of peacekeepers and peacemakers to provide for other people, both in America and abroad, by providing humanitarian assistance to our fellow men, women and children.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, David M. Beasley, Governor of the Great State of South Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 15-21, 1998 as

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK

in South Carolina.

David M. Beasley

Governor

State of South Carolina

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