Below you will find a sample proclamation which you can use as a template to obtain a similar document from your local mayor. We would like to thank Jacqueline Donnelly and her mayor, Albert H. McGeehan of Holland, Michigan for this proclamation.

WHEREAS, education is the process by which one generation passes on to the next generation both the knowledge of "how to learn" as well as a zest and passion for the joy of learning itself, and
WHEREAS, the success of achieving these lofty goals is mankind's insurance policy for the future, and
WHEREAS, in the study of foreign languages peoples have an immediate bridge to international understanding and cooperation, and
WHEREAS, the study of the French language by generations of American youth has fostered greater understanding of and appreciation for the people and cultures of France and the French-speaking world, and
WHEREAS, this study will continue to bridge the miles that separate the students of the United States with those regions of the French-speaking world.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that I, ______________, Mayor of the City of __________, do declare that NATIONAL FRENCH WEEK, which is celebrated nationally from November [#] through November [#], [####] simultaneously be showcased and recognized here in ___________________.
FURTHERMORE, I offer my thanks to those community educators who are truly "cultural ambassadors" in their role as teachers of French.
______________________ , Mayor
City of _______________________

Reproduit du numéro spécial du National Bulletin, Vol. 24 No. 5 (mai 1999)


Created: December 30, 2000
Last update: July 31, 2015