PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, The National Day of Prayer is an American tradition first proclaimed by the Continental Congress in 1779; and
WHEREAS, The Declaration of Independence, our first statement as Americans of national purpose and identity, asserted that people have inalienable rights that are God-given; and
WHEREAS, The Supreme Court has affirmed the right of state legislatures to open their sessions with prayer and the Supreme Court and the U.S. Congress themselves begin each day with prayer; and
WHEREAS, The National Day of Prayer is an opportunity for Americans to join in united prayer to acknowledge our dependence on God, to give thanks for blessings received, to request healing for wounds endured, and to ask God to guide our leaders and bring wholeness to the United States and her citizens; and
WHEREAS, As duly elected and appointed leaders of this community, I, along with the Board of Selectmen, recognize the civil responsibilities to those whom we serve; and
WHEREAS, In acknowledgement of our dependence upon God for wisdom, courage and guidance, we hereby urge the citizens of Greenwich to pray for the Board of Selectmen and the Representative Town Meeting so they can continue to make the right decisions that will help our community become an even better place in which to live.
in the Town of Greenwich and encourage all our citizens to unite in prayer.