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Nancy McFarlane,  Mayor of Raleigh,  Declares May 17, Gambia Day 

North Carolina, Raleigh Mayor, Nancy McFarlane signed a proclamation declaring May 17, 2013, GAMBIA DAY.


WHEREAS, The Gambia is the smallest country on the African continent;

and, WHEREAS, The Gambia proclaimed itself a Republic on April 24, 1970;

and, WHEREAS, citizens of The Gambia have a long and storied history of seeking and supporting a democratic form of self-government; and, WHEREAS, Gambians from all over the world attended The Gambia Conference on Democracy and Good Governance at Raleigh, North Carolina May 17th through May 19th to discuss their beloved Gambia;

NOW, THEREFORE, do I, Nancy McFarlane, Mayor of the City of Raleigh, do hereby proclaim May 17, 2013 as "GAMBIA DAY"

IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the City of Raleigh, to be affixed this Twenty Fourth Day of May, 2013. 

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