Whereas, Catholic schools play an important role in our community by furnishing our leaders of tomorrow with basic human, moral and spiritual foundations; and
Whereas, Catholic schools strengthen the community and nation by keeping viable the right to freedom of religion under law; and
Whereas, Catholic education is intended to fulfill a threefold purpose of message, community and service; and
Whereas, Catholic education has demonstrated its ability to contribute to the city’s welfare by raising levels of knowledge, competence and experience; and
Whereas, the National Catholic Educational Association, has declared January 26 through February 1, 2020 as the Catholic schools week with “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” as the theme for 2020.
Therefore, I, Dave Carlsrud, President of the City of Valley City Commission, Valley City, North Dakota, in recognition of, and hereby declare January 26 through February 1, 2020 as Catholic Schools Week in Valley City, North Dakota.
Dave Carlsrud, Mayor
January 21, 2020