A Proclamation

WHEREAS, the gardeners of this country produce a multitude of foods for our people and enable us to export foods to other countries, which are in desperate need; and

WHEREAS, our gardeners preserve and foster our traditional spirit of independence and individual initiative; and

WHEREAS, gardening instills in our people, both young and old, an appreciation for nature in general and for our beautiful land in particular. The appreciation naturally leads to a greater respect and care for our environment; and

WHEREAS, gardening, in addition to being most beneficial for our country, furnishes a pleasant and productive full or part time activity for a large number of our citizens; and

WHEREAS, our gardens also yield flowers of great variety and breathtaking beauty, bringing beauty into our lives and satisfying our aesthetic needs:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Haley Barbour, Governor of the State of Mississippi, hereby proclaim the week beginning June 6, 2004, as


in the State of Mississippi.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed.

DONE in the City of Jackson, on the fifteenth day of March in the year of our Lord, two thousand and four, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and twenty-eighth.


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