Much to proclaim about nothing
We agree that proclamations always bring attention to worthy causes. But we’re afraid it’s getting a bit overboard.
To wit — the proclamations Mayor Tim Leavitt will read this Monday:
· Better Hearing Month
· Mental Health Month
· Poppy Days
· Youth Appreciation Week
· Older Americans Month
Proclamations for the old and young in one day?! What about the middle aged? At this point, the meaning’s watered down. There are so many, there’s a very small chance The Columbian or any other news outlet would put it on their pages.
Needless to say, for anyone who has heard or read one of these, that’s a lot of “whereas”es.
We propose either: 1) a three minute time limit on proclamations, or 2) an annual blanket proclamation appreciating and being aware of everything and everyone… That one we promise to get on the front page.