Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, in 2006, President George W. Bush declared June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month to recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's diversity is and always has been a defining strength of our State; and

WHEREAS, Caribbean-American immigrants and residents of Caribbean U.S. territories have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields; and

WHEREAS, Caribbean-Americans played a key role in many social and political movements, including the Civil Rights Movement, and their participation has helped shape American history, culture, and government; and

WHEREAS, Caribbean-American Heritage Month provides an opportunity to celebrate and honor the resilient heritage and rich history of Caribbean Americans and an opportunity for us all to reflect on their experience, reminding us of their faith and determination; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins our Caribbean-American population in celebrating the legacy and essential contributions of Caribbean Americans who have added so much to our State and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of June 2022, as

CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 19th day of May 2022

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