Raoul Wallenberg Day

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, in January 1944, the United States War Refugee Board asked Sweden to send a representative to Hungary to organize rescue operations for the Jewish community; and
WHEREAS, Raoul Wallenberg, with extraordinary courage, managed to save the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children; and
WHEREAS, Raoul Wallenberg risked his own life countless times during his work, dragging Jews from trains bound for gas chambers, bringing food and blankets to those on death marches, creating Swedish Safe Houses and unflinchingly challenging Nazi authorities; and
WHEREAS, Raoul Wallenberg has become a symbol of each human being’s concern for every fellow human being, an example to be followed, and an inspiration to uncover and fight for justice and understanding; and
WHEREAS, on October 5, 1981, the President of the United States signed into law a proclamation making Raoul Wallenberg an honorary citizen of the United States:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim October 5, 2017, as
Raoul Wallenberg Day
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 4th day of October 2017.
Kay Ivey