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Elks National Youth Week

May 1, 2024

WHEREAS, it is our duty to guide, inspire, and encourage our youth to go forth and serve America by becoming productive citizens; and

WHEREAS, to achieve this worthy objective, we must demonstrate our understanding of the dreams and aspirations of our young people, and we should show a sincere willingness to help prepare them in every way for the responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship; and

WHEREAS, our Nation’s youth are deserving of our support as the young generation of today will assume the responsibility of advancing our society tomorrow; and

WHEREAS, the Elks Lodges of the State of Alaska honor our Junior Citizens for their achievements and contributions to the betterment of our communities, State, and Nation by observing May 1 – 7, 2024, as Elks National Youth Week.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 1 – 7, 2024 as:

Elks National Youth Week

in Alaska and encourage all Alaskans to continue to support the development of our youth in their journey to adulthood.

Dated: May 1, 2024