National Hunting and Fishing Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Alabama has a rich and storied tradition of hunting and angling, that dates back further than the state itself and carries forward to this day; and WHEREAS, Alabama’s sportsmen and women were among the first conservationists to support the establishment of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to conserve fish, wildlife and …

Manufacturing Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, recognizing October 6, 2017, as Manufacturing Day in Alabama is an effective way to highlight the importance of manufacturing to the economy and to draw attention to the many rewarding, high-skill jobs available in manufacturing; and WHEREAS, Manufacturing Day is an opportunity to introduce state-of-the art manufacturing facilities to a new generation of …

Health Information Technology Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the Alabama Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (AL HIMSS) has a diverse membership spread throughout Alabama; and WHEREAS, AL HIMSS members represent hospitals, managed care organizations, integrated delivery systems, and non-profit healthcare organizations, as well as government agencies such as the Military Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs, and …

Beef Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the beef cattle business in Alabama is one of the state’s largest agricultural industries, representing a $2.5 billion industry; and WHEREAS, cash receipts from the sale of cattle and calves in 2016 reached $480.8 million, which ranks second behind broilers among Alabama farm commodities; and WHEREAS, Alabama’s 17,698 farms with cattle ranks 8th …

American Indian Heritage Month

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, American Indians have inhabited North America for thousands of years, and have shared their knowledge of the land and its resources since their initial contact with the first European settlers who landed on our shore; and WHEREAS, American Indian culture and society are at the roots of agricultural development, medicinal discoveries, environmental preservation, …

American Indian Heritage Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, October 9, 2017 is the 17th Anniversary of American Indian Heritage Day in the State of Alabama; and WHEREAS, many Alabamians are of American Indian Heritage and through their culture and traditional ways have contributed immeasurably to Alabama’s unique diversity; and WHEREAS, Alabama is the home of nine recognized Tribal Governments, who are …

Alabama School Bus Safety Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, nearly 362,567 of Alabama’s elementary and secondary students are transported to and from school each day of the school year; and WHEREAS, the safety of these students is of utmost importance to all citizens of the state; and WHEREAS, Alabama’s school bus drivers and other transportation employees work diligently to ensure safe transportation …

Surgical Technologist Week

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, for over 60 years, surgical technology has grown to meet the ever-increasing demand for well-educated, highly-skilled and versatile surgical technologists; and WHEREAS, surgical technologists are entrusted with the lives and well-being of patients and provide a critical service during surgical procedures; and WHEREAS, over 90,000 surgical technologists nationwide are an integral part of …

Usher Syndrome Awareness Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, Usher Syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder caused by a mutation in any one of eleven genes resulting in a combination of hearing loss and visual impairment; and WHEREAS, more than 400,000 people are affected by this genetic disorder worldwide, with approximately 50,000 of those in the United States; and WHEREAS, Usher …

Girls in Aviation Day

Proclamation By the Governor of Alabama WHEREAS, the United States is recognized as the global leader in aerospace safety, efficiency and innovation, as is the State of Alabama; and WHEREAS, the aerospace industry is dependent upon a skilled workforce to maintain this exemplary level of quality; and WHEREAS, local leaders in government and in the community recognize the importance of …