Braille Monitor                                                                  July 1985

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Proclamation by the Governor of Alaska

Juneau, Alaska
May 7, 1985

Mr. Allen Sanderson
President
National Federation of the Blind of Alaska

Dear Mr. Sanderson:

Enclosed is an Executive Proclamation from Governor Sheffield proclaiming the month of September 1985 as National Federation of the Blind Month in Alaska. Please feel free to contact members of the media to call their attention to this event. A copy of this proclamation will be forwarded to the State library, as well as to the Governor's regional offices, where copies will be available to the general public.

I hope this meets your needs. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,

John Greely
Press Secretary to the Governor

STATE OF ALASKA

EXECUTIVE PROCLAMATION

byBill Sheffield, Governor

The National Federation of the Blind of Alaska is committed to the goals of opportunity, security, and equality for all blind persons.

Since 1960, the National Federation of the Blind of Alaska has been an effective voice for the blind by seeking to enhance the dignity and increase the independence of our state's visually handicapped, and the National Federation of the Blind of Alaska is working throughout our state and nation to help blind and visually impaired persons secure gainful employment for their benefit, and that of our economy as a whole.

The National Federation of the Blind of Alaska has been instrumental in establishing a training center where Alaska's blind citizens learn techniques of cane travel, independent living skills, and alternative communication methods.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Sheffield, Governor of the State of Alaska, do hereby proclaim the month of September 1985 as:

National Federation of the Blind Month

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to become familiar with the outstanding work of this organization, and the service it provides to visually handicapped Alaskans

DATED: May 7, 1985

Done by:

Bill Sheffield, Governor

Who has also authorized the seal of the State of Alaska to be affixed to this proclamation.