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Catalog Number 1971.064.001
Object Name Proclamation
Scope & Content Proclamation, printed on paper, issued by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners in 1971 to establish "Anthony Wayne Day" on July 11. The proclamation is signed by Robert E. Fitzpatrick, Chairman of the Board, and is enclosed in a blue folder. The proclamation is affixed with the gold seal of the County of Wayne. The text of the proclamation is as follows:

"One hundred and seventy-five years ago, on July 11, 1796, the flag of the United States of America was raised over Detroit for the first time.

This symbolic act heralded the further extension of the universal principles of human rights which are embodied in the First Amendment to our Constitution--the Bill of Rights.

This milestone in the development of American democracy was made possible by the victory of General Anthony Wayne over the British and their Indian allies in the Battle of Fallen Timbers.

In recognition of his feat, the County formed in 1796 was named the County of Wayne. The place of General Wayne in history is appreciated in recalling that the County of Wayne originally encompassed all of what is now Michigan, plus portions of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.

On this, the 175th anniversary of both our nation's first possession of this bountiful land and the formation of Wayne County, we have the opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the ideals expressed in the Bill of Rights. Therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the County of Wayne, Michigan, that the date of July 11, 1971, hereby is proclaimed to be "Anthony Wayne Day" in perpetuity within this County; and, be it further

RESOLVED, that all citizens are invited to join in ceremonies planned to commemorate the occasion at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 11, 1971, at the flagstaff of the City-County Building, Detroit, and are urged to consider, and to dedicate themselves to, the universal principles of human rights expressed in the Bill of Rights.

Robert E. Fitzpatrick
Chairman of the Board"
Date 1971
People Fitzpatrick, Robert E.
Wayne, Anthony
Extent of Description 10.875" x 14"
Collection Events
Search Terms Anthony Wayne Day
Wayne County