Arthritis Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, because more than 50 million Americans have arthritis, including 1,199,000 Alabama residents, affecting one in four Americans in the general population and that number is expected to climb to 67 million by 2030; and WHEREAS, arthritis encompasses more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect the joints, tissue surrounding the joints and other …

Alabama Bike Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the bicycle has been an important part of the lives of many Americans for more than a century and still to this day residents of all ages throughout our great State engage in bicycling for transportation, recreation, and fitness; and WHEREAS, the use of bicycles for transportation benefits all residents of Alabama as …

The Year of Alabama Water Watch

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Alabama is blessed with over 130 thousand miles of streams and rivers and world class aquatic biodiversity; and WHEREAS, clean, reliable water and healthy aquatic resources are critical to the livelihoods, well-being and happiness of Alabamians; and WHEREAS, no state or locality has adequate resources to fully monitor water quality and the ecological …

April 27, 2011 Day of Remembrance

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, on April 27, 2011 there were a total of 62 long track tornadoes that swept across the state of Alabama, creating a damage path that was more than 1,177 miles long and more than 20 miles wide; and WHEREAS, in a matter of minutes, over 11,000 houses were demolished across 43 counties, leaving …

Alabama State Employee Recognition Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the State of Alabama is served by approximately 30,000 loyal and dedicated state employees in many essential areas, including supporting families, improving our schools, boosting public health, keeping our roads safe, protecting and preserving wildlife and our natural beauty, expanding economic development, and a host of other services that make Alabama a wonderful …

Days of Remembrance

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the Holocaust was the state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945 – six million Jews were murdered; Roma (Gypsies), people with disabilities, and Poles were also targeted for destruction or decimation for racial, ethnic, or national reasons; and millions more, including homosexuals, …

National Nursing Home Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the citizens of Alabama now residing in nursing homes have contributed immeasurably to the heritage, success and growth of our state; and WHEREAS, our nursing home residents of any age or ability are themselves living history and a precious resource that should be treasured by all Alabamians; and WHEREAS, the staff and volunteers …

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic, degenerative neurological disease that affects one in 100 people over the age of 60; and WHEREAS, currently there is no treatment to slow, stop or reverse the progression of the disease, nor is there a cure; and WHEREAS, existing Parkinson’s treatments are limited in their ability to …

Congenital Diaphragmatic Awareness Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, one in every 2,500 pregnancies are diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH); and WHEREAS, since 2000, it is estimated that over 500,000 babies have been born with CDH; however, only 50 percent of those babies survived; and WHEREAS, CDH is as common as spina bifida and cystic fibrosis; however, very few people …

Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the 2nd Annual Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Atmore, Alabama at Tom Byrne Park; and WHEREAS, the Atmore BBQ Competition and Festival will encourage family fun and promote tourism in the Atmore area; and WHEREAS, competitors will enter the BBQ categories of chicken, ribs …