Sample Proclamation

2014 Sample Proclamation [Word]


2014 Sample Proclamation

Whereas, the Commonwealth of Kentucky is noted for its strong and vibrant agricultural traditions; and

Whereas, such valued traditions, woven into our heritage, are passed from one generation to another; and

Whereas, many of our agricultural traditions and practices are recorded in family letters, folklore collections, and other valuable research materials; and

Whereas, government records and manuscripts related to Kentucky agriculture are preserved, maintained, and made accessible in numerous archives, special collections, libraries and other repositories across the state; and

Whereas, this documentary legacy is a rich resource for all Kentuckians that enhances our understanding of our shared historical experience and is of lasting benefit to this and future generations; and

Whereas, the citizens of the Commonwealth rely on the work of archivists, records managers, and others to preserve and provide access to these unique collections of records, and

Whereas, the State Historical Records Advisory Board is celebrating Kentucky’s agricultural history as documented by the Commonwealth’s archives, records, and manuscripts;  

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ________________________, County Judge/Executive of _______________________ County, [or Mayor of specified city] commend those who are responsible for maintaining our documentary heritage in small and large archival repositories throughout the state, encourage all citizens of this state to learn more about our archives, and declare the month of October to be 

Kentucky Archives Month

Done this day, the ____ of October, 2014,

in __________, Kentucky.