Posted Oct. 21, 2016 at 2:06 PM
With Thanksgiving less than a month away, the Randolph County Board of Commissioners concurred with National American Indian Heritage Month by proclaiming the observance within Randolph County during last week’s meeting.
Randolph County historian Emily Lyons, on behalf of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Liberty Bell of the West Chapter, joined the commissioners in the issuance of the proclamation.
“The Liberty Bell of the West Chapter supports this, as well as the American Indians Committee,” Lyons said.
Native Americans Week began in 1976 and recognition was expanded to National American Indian Heritage Month by Congress and approved by President George Bush in August 1990.