Alabama 2006

Proclamation

By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Constitution of the State of Alabama states that “We, the people of the State of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of government for the State of Alabama;” 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 “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it’” (Psalm 127:1); and

WHEREAS, George Washington enunciated, “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 the gift of God?” and

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

WHEREAS, Patrick Henry quoted Proverbs 14:34 for our nation: “Righteousness alone can exalt a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people;” and

WHEREAS, George Mason, in his Virginia Declaration of Rights, forerunner to the U.S. Bill of Rights, affirmed, “That it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other,” and

WHEREAS, these, and many other truly great men and women of America, giants in the structuring of American history, were Christian statesmen of caliber and integrity who did not hesitate to express their faith:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim November 19-25, 2006, as

Christian Heritage Week

In the State of Alabama.

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City Montgomery on the 1st day of November 2006.

Governor Bob Riley

Alabama 2005

PROCLAMATION

By the Governor of Alabama

WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Constitution of the State of Alabama states that “We, the people of the State of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God do ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of government for the State of Alabama;” and

WHEREAS, Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 stated, “It is impossible to build an empire without or 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, George Washington enunciated, “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 the gift of God?” and

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

WHEREAS, Patrick Henry quoted Proverbs 14:34 for our nation: “Righteousness alone can exalt a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people;” and

WHEREAS, George Mason, in his Virginia Declaration of Rights, forerunner to the U.S. Bill of Rights, affirmed, “That it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity towards each other,” and

WHEREAS, These, and many other truly great men and women of America, giants in the structuring of American history, were Christian statesmen of caliber and integrity who did not hesitate to express their faith:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Riley, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim, November 20 through November 26, 1005, as

Christian Heritage Week

Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 9th day of November 2005.

Governor Bob Riley

Alabama 2003

STATE OF ALABAMA

Christian Heritage Week, 2003

By the Governor of the State of Alabama

A Proclamation

November 13, 2003

WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Constitution of the State of Alabama states, “We the people, of the state of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and measure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of government for the state of Alabama”; and

WHEREAS, our state has been 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, teaching future generations of our state the important role of Christian heritage is of crucial concern to people of all faiths; and

WHEREAS, may we as citizens of the United States of America set aside a time in which to reflect upon the important influence that religion had on the founders’ basic principals in the formation of this great nation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob Riley, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim November 23 through November 29, 2003, as Christian Heritage Week in the State of Alabama.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND and the Great Seal of the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the q3th day of November 2003.

Bob Riley

Alabama 1998

STATE OF ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR

WHEREAS, the Preamble to the Constitution of the State of Alabama states, “We, the people, of the state of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and measure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of government for the State of Alabama;” and

WHEREAS, Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional convention in 1787 said, “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, George Washington enunciated: “animated alone by the pure spirit of Christianity, and conducting ourselves 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 of these liberties are the gift of God?”; and

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

WHEREAS, Patrick Henry quoted Proverbs 14:34 for our nation: “Righteousness alone can exalt a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people;” and

WHEREAS, these, and many other truly great men and women of the United States, instrumental in the structuring of American history, were statesmen of caliber and integrity who did not hesitate to express their faith but rather, felt it vital to include God and His will in the founding of our country; and

WHEREAS, may we as citizens of the United States of America set aside a time in which to reflect upon the important influence that religion had on the founders’ basic principles in the formation of this great nation:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bob James, Jr., Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim Thanksgiving Week as

America’s Christian Heritage Week

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, and The Great Seal of the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on this 26th Day of October, 1998.

BOB JAMES, JR.

Alabama 1993

STATE OF ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR

WHEREAS, the Preamble to the State Constitution says, “We, the people of the State of Alabama, in order to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and to our posterity, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution and form of government for the State of Alabama;” and

WHEREAS, Benjamin Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 said, “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, George Washington enunciated “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 the gift of God?” and

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

WHEREAS, Patrick Henry quoted Proverbs 14:34 for our nation: Righteousness alone can exalt a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people;” and

WHEREAS, George Mason, in his Virginia Declaration of Rights, forerunner to our U.S. Bill of Rights, affirmed: “That it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity toward each other;” and

WHEREAS, these and many other great men and women of America, giants in the structuring of American history, were Christian statesmen of caliber and integrity who did not hesitate to express their faith:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Folsom, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim, November 21-27, 1993, as

Christian Heritage Week

in Alabama.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, and the Great Seal of the Governor’s Office at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on this the 13th day of August, 1993.

JIM FOLSOM

Alabama 1992

STATE OF ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY THE GOVERNOR

WHEREAS, our state has been 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 labor, as well as renewed respect and meaning for nature’s changing seasons; and

WHEREAS, the community church serves a vital function in bringing people together and providing educational and charitable services; and

WHEREAS, teaching future generations of our state the important role of Christian heritage is of crucial concern to people of all faiths:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Guy Hunt, Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby proclaim May 3 through 9, 1992, as

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK

in Alabama, in recognition of our religious heritage.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND, and the Great Seal of the Governor’s Office at the State House in the City of Montgomery on this the 8th of April, 1992.

GUY HUNT