Sample Proclamation

2017 Sample Proclamation [Word]


Sample Proclamation

Whereas, in the year 2017, we are commemorating Kentucky's 225th anniversary of statehood; and

Whereas, on June 1, 1792, Kentucky became the 15th state of the United States; and

Whereas, thousands of settlers passed through this land of diversity and contrast, some staying and some moving on; and

Whereas, the public records of Kentucky are important in documenting the history of the Commonwealth; and

Whereas, Kentucky's archivists and records managers work diligently to preserve and provide access to collections of records which advance the understanding of the history and legacy of the state for the Commonwealth, for its citizens, the world;

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, 2017,

in __________, Kentucky.