Westminster, California 2000

City of Westminster

Proclamation

AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN

HERITAGE WEEK

November 19-25, 2000

WHEREAS, the week of Thanksgiving is an appropriate time to center attention on our thanks to God for His blessings and for the Christian faith, which is a part of America’s great history; and

WHEREAS, the Westminster City Council is proud of the numerous cultures woven through the rich fabric of our community; and

WHEREAS, in America, people of many cultures are free to practice their own religion; and

WHEREAS, in American history, Christians have shaped a moral culture; and

WHEREAS, the first Thanksgiving Proclamation was declared on June 20, 1676, by the governing council of Charlestown, Massachusetts, as they expressed thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established; and

WHEREAS, following the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln spoke these words, declaring the modern day observance of Thanksgiving Day: “ I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that I, Frank G. Fry, Mayor of the City of Westminster, on behalf of Mayor Pro Tem Margie L. Rice and City Council Members, Tony Lam, Kermit Marsh and Joy L. Neugebauer, do hereby proclaim November 19-25, 2000 as

“AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN

HERITAGE WEEK”

In the City of Westminster, California, and urges all citizens to observe this week by joining members of all faiths and creeds in seeking divine guidance for ourselves, our leaders and our country.

DATED: November 15, 2000

Frank G. Fry, Mayor

Costa Mesa, California 2000

City of Costa Mesa

Proclamation

WHEREAS, all citizens of this nation are guaranteed the freedom of religious speech and the right to worship; and

WHEREAS, the City of Costa Mesa has a long tradition of honoring and respecting all forms of religious expression; and

WHEREAS, the City of Costa Mesa is blessed to be the home to over thirty places of worship; and

WHEREAS, the week of Thanksgiving is a traditional time for expressing one’s gratitude for the year’s blessings; and

WHEREAS, the week of Thanksgiving 2000, will provide an opportunity to honor Christian faiths through the observance of “Christian Heritage Week;” and

WHEREAS, “Christian Heritage Week” observances and celebrations will be held throughout the nation the week of November 19-25, 2000; and

WHEREAS, “Christian Heritage Week” will provide members of the community with the opportunity to give thanks for the plentiful blessings of this country;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GARY MONAHAN, Mayor of the City of Costa Mesa do hereby proclaim November 19-25, 2000, “Christian Heritage Week” in the City of Costa Mesa and I encourage all citizens to acknowledge, appreciate, and celebrate in their own way.

DATED this 18thday of October, 2000.

Gary Monahan

Mayor of the City of Costa Mesa

Lodi, California 1997

PROCLAMATION

America’s Christian Heritage Week

WHEREAS, America’s Christian Heritage Week provides an opportunity to be united as “one Nation under God” and to better understand that the source of our liberties and rights is God, not government (as governments are to secure our God given rights); and     

WHEREAS, it refutes false teachings about America’s Christian heritage and become educated about America’s founding documents; and

WHEREAS, it proves today’s “separation of church and state” is not the intent of America’s founding documents nor intended by the founders; and

WHEREAS, it motivates Christians to seek public office and be “salt/light” in their communities, and to hope and pray that skeptics will have a change of heart, getting America back to God.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Phillip A. Pennino, Mayor of the City of Lodi, do hereby proclaim the week of November 23-29, 1997 as “America’s Christian Heritage Week” in the City of Lodi, urging all citizens to acknowledge and appreciate our heritage and freedom.

SIGNED this 19thday of November, 1997.

Phillip A. Pennino

Mayor, City of Lodi

Tehama, California 1993

PROCLAMATION

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK, NOVEMBER 21-27, 1993

WHEREAS, the Christian traditions upon which our nation was founded have greatly influenced the lives of generations of Americans and the development of our society; and

WHEREAS, these traditions are bolstered by ideals vital to our individual happiness and collective good; and

WHEREAS, these traditions stress the importance of family, religion, personal and societal responsibility, humane and just values and the equality of all men before God and before the law; and

WHEREAS, great men and women throughout the history of the United States (exemplified by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620) have turned to their religious beliefs not only for their own comfort, strength and inspirational guidance, but to embolden them in their efforts to promote liberty and opportunity for all people; and

WHEREAS, today’s culture makes it difficult for mothers and fathers to impart to their children the moral traditions that will enrich their growing years and help them become responsible, productive adults; and

WHEREAS, we must uphold the traditions that have for centuries been our nation’s strength, for in remembering and celebrating our religious past we can more faithfully strive for a vibrant spiritual future; and

WHEREAS, once again this year, citizens from coast to coast will be joining in celebration of Christian Heritage Week to rededicate themselves to the tenets of Christian teaching that have helped make America the greatest nation in the world.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Supervisors of the County of Tehama does hereby proclaim November 21-27, 1993 as Christian Heritage Week in Tehama County and urge all citizens to appropriately celebrate this observance with reverence for the beliefs they cherish and thanks for the blessings in their lives.

Proclaimed this 16thday of November, 1993.

COUNTY OF TEHAMA

Floyd A. Hicks, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors