October 29, 2017: Turkish Republic Day

WHEREAS, October 29, 1923 is the date of the founding of the Republic of Turkey by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk; and,

WHEREAS, Americans of Turkish descent in the state of Michigan have played a significant role in the educational, cultural, economic and civic development of our community by sharing their rich cultural heritage and through their dedication to the responsibilities of good citizenship; and,

WHEREAS, Turks and Turkish Americans will be celebrating Turkish Republic Day on October 29, 2017;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby recognize October 29, 2017 as Turkish Republic Day in Michigan.