WHEREAS, our nation was established on the foundation of our Judeo-Christian heritage, as our founders knew that America’s experiment in ordered liberty could not succeed unless the American people remained mindful of God’s blessings; and,
WHEREAS, in Michigan we are fortunate to have been blessed with beautiful rivers, lakes, fields, forests, and a people who -- through hard work and intellectual effort and toil -- have made cultural, industrial, agricultural, and educational advancements for the enrichment of life for our citizens; and,
WHEREAS, in addition to having many blessings for which to be thankful, our society is also faced with difficult challenges, unrest and uncertain times which test our people and challenge their lives; and,
WHEREAS, Christian Heritage Week provides us with the opportunity to acknowledge our many blessings, to contemplate the numerous challenges that we as a society and a nation face here and at home and throughout the world, and to rededicate ourselves to our nation’s spiritual roots, our personal faith, and to His divine plan to spread hope, peace and love among all peoples;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan do hereby proclaim November 23 - 29, 2014 Christian Heritage Week in Michigan.