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WHEREAS, April 6 has significance for all Americans of Scottish descent, because the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 6, 1320, and the American Declaration of Independence was modeled on that inspirational document; and

WHEREAS, nearly half of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, as well as the Governors of nine of the original thirteen states were of Scottish ancestry, and Scottish Americans have played a critical role in the founding and success of our nation; and

WHEREAS, we recognize the monumental achievements and invaluable contributions made by Scottish Americans that have led to America’s pre-eminence in the fields of science, technology, medicine, government, politics, economics, architecture, literature, media, and visual and performing arts; and

WHEREAS, we commend organizations throughout the Silver State that honor Scottish heritage, traditions and culture and express our appreciation for the wonderful and rich contributions that have been made to our state by those of Scottish heritage; and

WHEREAS, Tartan Day is recognized internationally, with five countries currently participating in its celebration, with the Scot-American community in Nevada proudly wearing their tartans in celebration;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  April 6, 2018 as

 Tartan Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske and Wayne Thorley