NORTH CAROLINA SURVEYORS WEEK

Proclamation

March 18, 2013

WHEREAS, since the earliest days of civilization, people have depended on surveyors to resolve questions of land boundaries and provide the framework for building infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, many of our nation’s founding fathers were surveyors for fellow colonists, including Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson; and

WHEREAS, surveyors determine essential measurements relative position of points or physical and cultural details above, on, or beneath the surface of the Earth; and

WHEREAS,surveyors continue to play a vital role in construction projects, in how land is shaped and where to properly build structures; and

WHEREAS, the surveying profession continues to evolve with new technology, challenges and methods of understanding the land through this science; and

WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is proud to recognize the dedicated men and women who make up this profession;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAT McCRORY, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim March 18-24, 2013, as “NORTH CAROLINA SURVEYORS WEEK” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-eighth day of February in the year of our Lord two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

PAT McCRORY

Governor