Braille Monitor June 1985
State of Tennessee
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