Proclamation - Arts and Humanities Month
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities enhance and enrich the lives of all Americans; and
WHEREAS, the arts and humanities affect every aspect of life in America today, including the economy, social problem solving, job creation, education, creativity and community livability; and
WHEREAS, the nation's 23,000 cultural organizations, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation's 3,800 local arts agencies, the arts and humanities councils of the 56 states and U.S. jurisdictions, and the President of the United States are working together to promote the importance of arts and humanities nationwide; and
WHEREAS, North Dakotans are encouraged to participate in arts and humanities activities and celebrate the cultural riches of our state; and
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim October 2005, ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH in the state of North Dakota.
Alvin A. Jaeger
Secretary of State