March 13, 2015: Detroit Day

WHEREAS, the celebration for the City of Detroit is promoted by 313Dlove, an organization dedicated to creating positive change in and around the city; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Detroit continues to rebound from over four decades of hardships and the continuous loss of citizens, businesses, and revenues; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Detroit continues to see growth, in both citizens and business as, for the first time in decades, people and companies are moving back to the City at an astounding rate; and,

WHEREAS, a significant upward trend is fostered in the energy, excitement, and opportunities that lie in Michigan's largest city; and,

WHEREAS, citizens live by the City's motto, “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus,” meaning “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes;” and,

WHEREAS, the citizens of Detroit and Michigan, along with the City's supporters across the country and around the world, can collectively honor and celebrate together;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim March 13, 2015 as Detroit Day in Michigan.