City of Gainesville, Florida
Office of Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan
WHEREAS, our Founding Fathers, with knowledge and understanding of Judeo-Christian values and principles, were men of integrity and vision who were aware of the ethical and moral natures of policy and law; and
WHEREAS, George Washington stated, “it is impossible to govern rightly without God and the Bible”; and
WHEREAS, Americans will benefit from sharing the spiritual gifts of humility, joy, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control, and practicing the noble quality of “love your neighbor as yourself”; and
WHEREAS, our nation, during this time of worldwide strife and turmoil, has need for trust, hope and our Creator’s powerful protection; and
WHEREAS, Thanksgiving is a permanent national holiday and is a time to reflect on and appreciate the religious influence on our young nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Pegeen Hanrahan, by the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Gainesville, do hereby proclaim November 21-27, 2004 as
Christian Heritage Week
in the City of Gainesville and invite all our citizens to give thanks, each in their own way, for the many freedoms we enjoy.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the official seal of the City of Gainesville, Florida, this 19thday of November, A.D., 2004.