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May 13 to May 19, 2001
National Historic Preservation Week

WHEREAS, historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability; and

WHEREAS, historic preservation is relevant for communities across the nation, both urban and rural, and for Americans of all ages, all walks of life and all ethnic backgrounds; and

WHEREAS, it is important to celebrate the role of history in our lives and the contributions made by dedicated individuals in helping to preserve the tangible aspects of the heritage that has shaped us as a people; and

WHEREAS, "Restore, Renew, Rediscover Your Historic Neighborhood Schools!" is the theme for National Historic Preservation Week 2001, cosponsored by the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclaim May 13-19, 2001 as National Historic Preservation Week, and call upon the people of the county to join their fellow citizens across the United States in recognizing and participating in this special observance.