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 Item 2

City of Brentwood

P R O C L A M A T I O N

WHEREAS, America draws strength from the extraordinary diversity of this people, that our national character is enhanced by citizens who maintain and honor cultural customs brought from other lands; and

WHEREAS, the Hispanic people have long been part of this tradition, having been among the earliest settlers in California, in Contra Costa County and other regions of the United States and Latinos over the years have come to this country in search of democracy, freedom and a better way of life. Their diverse and vibrant culture includes elements originating in Europe, North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean; and

WHEREAS, many Hispanic sons and daughters have served our country with distinction, making important contributions in the arts and sciences, the business world, academia, government, agriculture and the Armed Forces helping to preserve the democracy and freedom all Americans enjoy. Hispanics have served in the United States Armed Forces and since World War I have been awarded the Medal of Honor more than any other ethnic group; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Public Law No. 100-402, approved August 17, 1988, “That the President of the United States I hereby authorized and requested to issue annually a proclamation designating a 31 day period beginning September 15 and ending on October 15 as “NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH” and call upon the people of the United States especially the educational community, to observe such month with appropriate activities”; and

WHEREAS, the community is invited to participate on October 3, 2004, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Eleventh Annual National Hispanic Heritage Celebration which will take place at County East Mall, 2550 Somersville Road, in Antioch, California, sponsored by GIVE ALWAYS TO OTHERS & COMPANY, a California non profit organization.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Brian Swisher, Mayor of the City of Brentwood does hereby proclaim the days of September 15 through October 15, 2004 as NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH and urge all the people of this City of Brentwood, in the County of Contra Costa, in the state of California to honor this observance with programs, activities, and ceremonies to learn about and promote the Latino-Hispanic contributions.

Dated this 28th day of September 2004



Brian Swisher
Mayor

 

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