Belarusian Independence Day in Colorado: March 25, 1984

In 1984, the Governor Richard Lamm of Colorado made an official statement declaring 25 March the Belarusian Independence Day.

This and many similar statements by US officials were the result of many years long work by the Belarusian American community to popularize Belarusin the United States, to spread information about the Belarusian culture and history in the West.

 

Proclamation

Byelorussian Independence Day

March 25, 1984

Whereas, March 25th marks the anniversary of the proclamation of independence of the Byelorussian Democratic Republic; and

Whereas, the Byelorussian Democratic Republic was established following the collapse of the Tsarist Russian Empire but was subsequently annexed by the government of the Soviet Union; and

Whereas, people of Byelorussian descent living in Colorado share a concern for the liberation of Byelorussia; and

Whereas, all Coloradoans value individual freedom and national independence;

Now, THEREFORE, I, Richard D. Lamm, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim March 25, 1984, as Byelorussian Independence Day in the State of Colorado.

Given under my hand and the Executive Seal of the State of Colorado, this twentieth day of March, A. D. 1984

Richard D. Lamm, Governor

Ілюстрацыя: Рычард Ламм, губэрнатар Калярада ў 1984 г.