Michigan WeekWhereas, Michigan achieved statehood on January 26, 1837, becoming the 26th state of the United States of America; and,
Whereas, The majestic state of Michigan is adorned with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world's longest freshwater coastline, bountiful lakes, shimmering beaches, miles and miles of cherry orchards, glorious sunrises and sunsets, daytime skies of the deepest blue, and nighttime skies that are scattered with stars; and,
Whereas, Home to more than 100 public beaches and lighthouses, some of the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world, stunning multi-colored sandstone cliffs, and numerous maritime museums, the state of Michigan offers plenty of engaging sights and activities for everyone; and,
Whereas, Michigan has an abundance of cultural assets, from museums, historic sites and art festivals to theaters and libraries that make our communities distinct, diverse and appealing; and,
Whereas, Michigan embraces the nation's most skilled, innovated and resilient residents who have earned this state a place of respect and distinction on both the national and global scale, making it the best place in the world to live, work, and raise a family; and,
Whereas, Each year since 1954, Michigan Week has inspired citizens to reflect on, explore and celebrate the history, resources and opportunities that set our state apart and to focus on the time-honored traditions and shared heritage that connect and define Michiganians;
Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, That I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby proclaim the week of May 15, 2010, Michigan Week in Michigan to promote state pride among citizens and to celebrate the rich heritage and unique features that make Michigan special. I encourage citizens from every community in our great state to support and celebrate all that Michigan has to offer and to keep the spirit of Michigan Week alive all year long.