Ferndale Honors Education and Sharing Day March 27, 2018

Ferndale Honors Education and Sharing Day March 27, 2018

(City of Ferndale, March 27, 2018)

Ferndale, MI – At a Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan, held in the Council Chambers at 300 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale MI 48220 on the 26th day of March, 2018, the following resolution was moved, and supported:

At the core of the American Dream lies the belief that our futures are not predetermined and can be improved through learning and hard work. On Education and Sharing Day, we acknowledge the critical role of families, schools, and religious and other civic institutions in nurturing in our children the values that enable them to realize the full scope of their ambitions.

Education and Sharing Day recognizes the remarkable efforts of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, to use values-based education to drive our Nation’s children toward the American Dream. As an educator, Rabbi Schneerson understood that education is incomplete if it is devoid of good character. Working through a spirit of optimism, he strove to teach children to be honest, civil, respectful of differences, and self-disciplined, in addition to being intellectually rigorous.

On April 18, 1978, our Nation’s first Education Day, U.S.A., Rabbi Schneerson wrote that “we can neither be satisfied nor slacken our efforts” so long as “there is still one child that does not receive an adequate education.” These words inspire us today, as they did then, to empower our children and share with each of them the opportunity and promise of America. It is up to us to support our children in realizing their hopes and to encourage them to reach their fullest potential.

NOW, THEREFORE, we the Ferndale City Council do hereby proclaim March 27, 2018, as “Education and Sharing Day, Ferndale Michigan.” We call upon government officials, educators, volunteers, and all the people of the City of Ferndale to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

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