Tuesday, January 10, 2006
PROCLAMATION DAY JANUARY 16, 2006 AT 12 NOON HARWICH TOWN HALL
At the BOS (Board of Selectman) meeting held on Monday, January 9, 2006 The Harwich Board of Selectman voted to Proclaim The Town of Harwich as a No Place for Hate Community! However, this vote was not unanimous. Voting for this proclamation were Selectmen, Ed Mc Manus, Robin Wilkins, & Donald Howell. The dissenting Selectman was Peter Piekarski. We are open to the diversity in our town leadership and we respect their differences. We accept that on face value all selectmen men voted with their conscience. Here are the facts, no committee members are members of ADL. The No Place for Hate Committee Harwich, are all local, long standing, diverse men and women from Harwich. We are grassroots organization that formed in the vaccume of town moral leadership. We stepped up because to not do anything, would have been complacent and wrong.
The good works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will continue long after both his birthday and his death.
The public ceremony will be held at Noon on Martin Luther King Holiday January 16, 2006 at the Town Hall. All are invited to sign this proclamation which will be managfied and then be part of the town's historical records.