North Dakota Centennial Proclamation
On April 6th, 2017, Governor Doug Burgum signed the World War I North Dakota Centennial Proclamation
WHEREAS, April 6, 2017, marks the 100th Anniversary of the Declaration of War by the United Sates of American and our entry into World War I; and
WHEREAS, thousands of brave American men and women stepped forward to fight in the "War to End All Wars," including over 30,000 North Dakotans; and
WHEREAS, the North Dakota World War I Centennial Committee has been designated as the organizer and coordinator of commemorative events and World War I Centennial activities in North Dakota and will work with veteran's groups, communities, schools, organizations, and others to honor and commemorate those who served for the next two years; and
WHEREAS, the committee's mission is to raise awareness and commemorate the tragic events of 100 years ago while sanctioning events, projects, and information that meet historical and public standards, and
WHEREAS, the North Dakota World War I Centennial Committee will work closely with the National World War I Centennial Commission to establish a World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C., while publicizing and preserving existing memorials across North Dakota.
Now, Therefore, as Governor of the Sate of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim April, 6, 2017, World WAR I NORTH DAKOTA CENTENNIAL DAY in the State of North Dakota.