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WHEREAS, the bald eagle was designated as the United States of America’s national emblem 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 American values and attributes such as freedom, courage, strength, spirit and justice; and

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

WHEREAS, the bald eagle’s image, meaning and symbolism have played a significant role in the beliefs, traditions, lifestyles and heritage of Americans from all walks of life, including members of the United States Armed Forces, patriotic, civic and educational organizations; 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 under that Act in 1995 and is making a gradual and encouraging comeback to America’s skies; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Interior and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service de-listed 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, the majestic bald eagle is a symbol of our great nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 20, 2018 as

 American Eagle Day in Nevada

 

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