Braille Monitor                                                                  June 1985

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Proclamation by Governor of Tennessee

State of Tennessee
PROCLAMATION
by the Governor

WHEREAS, the National Federation of the Blind was founded in 1940; and

WHEREAS, the National Federation of the Blind is the largest organization working for the good of blind persons; and

WHEREAS, the Federation's primary goal is to insure that all blind persons achieve first class status as American citizens; and

WHEREAS, the Federation works to find suitable job opportunities and to help overcome the myths about blind persons; and

WHEREAS, the Federation has as daily goals education, legislation and litigation when needed for blind persons; and

WHEREAS, the Tennessee affiliate of the Federation is meeting in its annual meeting on Saturday, March 16, 1985, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Lamar Alexander, as Governor of the State of Tennessee, do hereby proclaim March 16, 1985, as National Federation of the Blind Day in Tennessee, and do urge our citizens to join me in this worthy observance.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Tennessee to be affixed at Nashville on this 13th day of March, 1985.

Lamar Alexander, GOVERNOR

Gentry Crowell, SECRETARY OF STATE