THE STATE of WISCONSIN
OFFICE of the GOVERNOR
WHEREAS; our state has been richly blessed in natural beauty, reflecting God’s miracle of creation; and
WHEREAS; Christian Heritage is important to our state’s traditions and values; and
WHEREAS; religious holidays, festivals, and celebrations have brought welcome respite from labor, as well as renewed respect and meaning for nature’s seasons of change; and
WHEREAS; the community church serves a vital function in binding folk together and providing crucial education and charitable services; and
WHEREAS; teaching future generations of our state the all important role of Christian heritage is of concern to citizens of all faiths;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, TOMMY G. THOMPSON, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim November 23 through November 29, 1997 CHRISTIAN HERITAGE WEEK in the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all citizens.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed.
Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this thirteenth day of August in the year one thousand nine hundred ninety-seven.
TOMMY G. THOMPSON
By the Governor:
DOUGLAS LA FOLLETTE
Secretary of State