WHEREAS, more and more Americans are turning to boating as a leisure activity and we need to give increasing attention to safety requirements of the millions who participate in this healthy, challenging outdoor sport; and

WHEREAS, the United States Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, the United States Power Squadrons, the American Red Cross and various State agencies, offer boating safety courses and the information needed for the safe operation of recreational boats; and

WHEREAS, the novice and occasional boatman, the one who operates a small boat on only a few weekends of the year, is urged to consider his own and his family's safety information such courses offer:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Henry Smith, Mayor of Falconville, do hereby proclaim the week beginning June 29 as


in Falconville and surrounding recreational areas, and urge all Americans who use our waterways and to take advantage of the numerous boating safety courses offered by government and private organizations to help make their stay afloat as safe as it is enjoyable.


Voted and approved this ____ day of _______, _____.


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