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El Paso County: Single Parents Day Proclamation 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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El Paso County: Single Parents Day Proclamation 2014

Single Parents’ Day
March 21, 2014

WHEREAS,  parents must invest unlimited time, energy, and devotion when raising their children in order to provide them with the love, support, and guidance required to become responsible, productive, and successful adults; and

 

WHEREAS,  the responsibility of raising children in today’s society is particularly difficult when it falls on the shoulders of a single parent; and

 

WHEREAS,  every day, single parents bear the tremendous responsibilities of financially supporting and emotionally nurturing their children; and

 

WHEREAS,  the number of single parents has more than tripled as a share of American households since 1960; and

 

WHEREAS,  more than 20 million children in this country currently live in single-parent homes; and

 

WHEREAS,  27 percent of kids living in El Paso County live in single-parent homes; and

 

WHEREAS,  the greatest need of every child is to be loved, whether they live in a single-parent or two-parent family; and

 

WHEREAS,  the dedication and achievements of single parents are deserving our recognition; and

 

WHEREAS,  in 1993, Colorado became the first state to sign a proclamation officially recognizing “Single Parents’ Day”

 

NOW, THEREFORE, that the Board of County Commissioners of El Paso County, Colorado hereby recognizes and proclaims March 21, 2012 as “Single Parents’ Day” in El Paso County, Colorado.

 

DONE THIS 18th day of March 2014 at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

 

THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OF EL PASO COUNTY, COLORADO

 

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Dennis Hisey, Chair

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Amy Lathen, Vice Chair 

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Sallie Clark, Member

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Darryl Glenn, Member

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Peggy Littleton, Member

 
 

ATTEST:

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Wayne W. Williams

County Clerk and Recorder








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