Proclamation Request

If you would like to make a proclamation request, feel free to call our office at 803-545-3075 or 

Request Online - click here to fill out a request online. 


Below, we have included language / content for a sample proclamation:

"WHEREAS, in 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees; and

WHEREAS, this holiday, called Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than one million trees in Nebraska; and

WHEREAS, Arbor Day is now observed throughout the world; and

WHEREAS, trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife; and

WHEREAS, trees are a renewable resource, giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires, and beauty wherever they exist; and

WHEREAS, wherever they are planted, trees are a source of joy and spiritual renewal."