Write to your Governor:
WHAT IS A GUBERNATORIAL PROCLAMATION?
A Proclamation is a special document written and signed by a Governor that recognizes a commemorative day, week, or month in their state.
In 1995, at the request of the American Eagle Foundation, President Bill Clinton and Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist each proclaimed the first American Eagle Day. Since then, Governors from a combined total of 49 states (and two Mayors) have signed Proclamations or Letters of Recognition giving our National Bird, the Bald Eagle, its own “official day” in their state/city!
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Talk to your students/kids/scouts and tell them about American Eagle Day!
Find out if American Eagle Day has already been proclaimed in your state this year.
Use this chart to find out. If it hasn’t, proceed!
Complete our Teacher/Leader Gubernatorial Proclamation Request Packet.
Click here to download. Complete. Save, print, sign, and photocopy OR use a digital signature.
Have you students/kids write lots of letters!
Download and Print our Kids Coloring & Letter Kit. Older kids may choose to write an actual letter….just make sure they ask your specific governor to proclaim June 20th as “American Eagle Day” (not Bald Eagle Day).
Take a fun photograph of your submission material with your students/kids and email to our American Eagle Day Headquarters so we can feature it on our website!
Make sure to tell us which state you’re from.
Share the photograph on social media and hashtag #americaneagleday. Encourage your friends to visit eagles.org and participate as well! Tag the President and the American Eagle Foundation!
Mail or email a photocopy of your Proclamation Request Packet and kids’ letters (as well as any fun photos of your kids writing their letters) to your Governor.
Find the correct mailing address or email address on your Governor’s website. It’s a good idea to call your Governor’s Proclamations Department to find out if your state has specific submission guidelines for proclamation requests (some states only take mailed material, some states only take emailed material, and some states only take material submitted through and online form.