Proclamation Header

 

WHEREAS, the bald eagle was designated as the national emblem of the United States on June 20, 1782 by our country's Founding Fathers at the Second Continental Congress; and

WHEREAS, the bald eagle is unique to North America and represents such American values and attributes as freedom, courage, strength and spirit; and

WHEREAS, the bald eagle is the central image used in the Great Seal of the United States and in the logos of many branches of the U.S. government; and

WHEREAS, the bald eagle's image, meaning and symbolism have played a significant role in the beliefs, traditions, religions, lifestyles and heritage of Americans from all walks of life, including the men and women of the United States military and many veterans, civic and community organizations; and

WHEREAS, the bald eagle was once endangered with possible extinction, and is making a gradual and encouraging comeback to America's skies including many areas across the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, the bald eagle was federally classified as an endangered species in the lower 48 states under the Endangered Species Act in 1973, and was upgraded to a less imperiled threatened status in 1995; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service delisted the bald eagle from Endangered Species Act protection in 2007, but it will continue to be protected under the Bald & Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act; and

WHEREAS, he recovery of the bald eagle population was largely accomplished through the vigilant efforts of numerous caring agencies, corporations, organizations and citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 20, 2017 as

 American Eagle Day In Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson