I was extremely impressed by these 2 young folks. For this blog, I’ll call them Judy and Elroy Jetson.
On October 25, 2010 North Carolina’s Governor Bev Perdue signed a ‘Proclamation’ to establish November as “American Indian Heritage Month“.
AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH
BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
WHEREAS, “Honoring the Legacy of Our Warriors” is the theme for American Indian Heritage Month 2010 in North Carolina and is observed as a means to encourage all citizens to learn about and appreciate the historic and contemporary contributions of American Indians in our State; and
WHEREAS, American Indians are the first inhabitants of North Carolina, having lived here for more than 12,000 years, and today numbering more than 100,000, giving the State the largest American Indian population east of the Mississippi and the sixth largest American Indian population in the country; and
WHEREAS, North Carolina is home to eight state-recognized tribes: the Coharie, the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Haliwa-Saponi, the Lumbee, the Meherrin, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi, the Sappony, and the Waccamaw Siouan; and
WHEREAS, American Indian warriors have fought bravely and continuously throughout history to protect their values, traditions, and tribal communities, and have persevered in a changing world; and
WHEREAS, American Indian warriors have served proudly alongside their fellow Americans to protect the independence and freedom afforded them by the Constitution of the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, this year we have chosen to honor the men and women from our tribal communities who have served and continue to serve our nation proudly through military service and to recognize the sacrifices made to protect their culture, a culture that continues to enrich the lives of the citizens of the Tar Heel State and the Nation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim November 2010, as “AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH” in North Carolina and urge our citizens to recognize and celebrate the many achievements and contributions made by the native inhabitants of North Carolina.
BEVERLY EAVES PERDUE
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-fifth day of October in the year of our Lord two thousand and ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
It made this old Patriot’s heart skip a beat when I saw that this Generations children are taking an interest in how our government works. I have always been a big fan of History and love to visit museums, old battlefields and such. I have NEVER witnessed a signing of a Proclamation so it looks like Judy & Elroy are one up on me. I do remember a Field Trip to the General Assembly in Raleigh back when I was in elementary school, but all I got to see then was a bunch of legislators milling around and not doing much.
Great Job and a “Tip o’ the Hat” to Judy & Elroy!
And I hope you enjoyed the cake too!
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Sixth day of November in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.