Braille Monitor February 1986
City of Indianapolis
National Federation of the Blind Week
September 6-12, 1985
WHEREAS: Blindness knows no discrimination--any child can be born blind and any individual can become blind, and it is in the best interest of all people to become better aware of blindness and to understand the needs of the blind; and
WHEREAS: The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the largest organization for the blind in America, was founded in 1940 and has grown to include more than ten percent of the nation's blind population; and
WHEREAS: the ultimate purpose of NFB is the complete integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality, which involves the removal of legal, economic, and social discrimination; the education of the public to new concepts concerning blindness; and the achievement by all blind people of the right to exercise to the fullest their individual talents and capacities; and
WHEREAS: on September 6-8, 1985, the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana is hosting its annual state convention in the City of Indianapolis, and it is fitting that our citizens extend a warm and friendly welcome to our visitors:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, William H. Hudnut, III, Mayor of the City of Indianapolis, do hereby proclaim September 6-12, 1985, as "National Federation of the Blind Week " in Indianapolis, and call upon all citizens to join with me in expressing best wishes to the members of the National Federation of the Blind of Indiana for a successful 1985 convention.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Indianapolis to be affixed this 28th day of August, 1985.
William H. Hudnut
State of New Hampshire
By His Excellency
John H. Sununu, Governor
National Federation of the Blind Month
WHEREAS, for 29 years the National Federation of the Blind of New Hampshire has been committed to the goal of promoting equality, opportunity, and security for the blind citizens in the Granite State; and
WHEREAS, the National Federation of the Blind has been the leading organization of blind citizens in the State of New Hampshire; and
WHEREAS, through public education, legislative advocacy, and support of blinded citizens, the National Federation of the Blind of New Hampshire has advanced the rights of blind citizens in the Granite State;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John H. Sununu, Governor of the State of New Hampshire, do hereby proclaim October, 1985, as NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND MONTH in New Hampshire and ask all citizens of the Granite State to recognize the accomplishments of the Federation and its efforts to promote equality, opportunity, and security for blind citizens throughout New Hampshire.
Given at the Executive Chambers in Concord, this 23rd day of September, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five, and of the independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and tenth.
John H. Sununu
Governor of New Hampshire