WISCONSIN

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STATE of WISCONSIN

OFFICE of the GOVERNOR

Proclamation

WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Constitution of Wisconsin states that “We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…domestic tranquility…do establish this Constitution;” and

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

WHEREAS, George Washington said, “animated alone by the pure spirit of Christianity, and conducting ourselves as the faithful subjects of our free government, we may enjoy every temporal and spiritual felicity;” and

WHEREAS, Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are a gift of God?”; and

WHEREAS, James Madison, father of the U.S. Constitution, advocated “the diffusion of the light of Christianity in our nation;” and

WHEREAS, these, and many other truly great men and women of America, were statesmen of caliber and integrity who did not hesitate to express their faith;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim September 13-19, 2015, as

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK

Throughout the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all our citizens.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and caused the Great

Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed.

Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison

this 19th day of August 2015.

SCOTT WALKER-GOVERNOR

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