November 10, 2015: Second Annual Michigan Auto Heritage Day

WHEREAS, the MotorCities National Heritage Area has been preserving and promoting Michigan’s unique automotive story since 1988; and,

 

WHEREAS, The MotorCities National Heritage Area is the largest concentration of auto-related sites, attractions and events in the world bringing millions of visitors and dollars into the state’s economy each year; and,

 

WHEREAS, National Heritage Areas are federally designated places that preserve, promote and interpret a unique historical theme indigenous to a particular region; and,

 

WHEREAS, The MotorCities National Heritage Area is the only National Heritage Area within the state of Michigan; and,

 

WHEREAS, the MotorCities National Heritage Area has the goal of acknowledging and recognizing appreciation of an industry deeply woven into Michigan’s past, present and future; and,

 

WHEREAS, MotorCities’ programs and educational outreach inspires residents and visitors with an appreciation for how the automobile changed Michigan, the nation, and the world; and,

 

WHEREAS, the cultural heritage of the automobile industry in Michigan includes the social history and living cultural traditions of many generations; and,

 

WHEREAS, the MotorCities National Heritage Area has been reauthorized by Congress through 2021 thus supporting continued programs that will preserve and promote auto heritage; and

 

WHEREAS, on this date I encourage residents to join with me in commemorating Michigan’s rich and diverse auto and labor heritage;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Nov. 10, 2015, as Michigan Auto Heritage Day.