October is Texas Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month
Welcome to the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities’ celebration of Texas Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month! Each business day during the month of October, the Governor’s Committee will distribute a fact related to disability history. This year we will be focusing on historical Texans with disabilities. We hope you enjoy this journey through Texas’s rich history.
Governor Perry designated October 2013 as Texas Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month in a proclamation. The text of this proclamation appears below and is attached:
STATE OF TEXAS OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Throughout our state’s history, Texans with disabilities have played an important role in making Texas the greatest state in our nation to work and raise a family. Demonstrating the remarkable qualities of the Texas spirit – courage, independence and ingenuity – they have filled some of our highest offices, fought in historic battles and contributed to the art and culture of our state.
Each year, October is designated Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month in Texas. Not only do we celebrate the many Texans with disabilities who have influenced our history, we also recognize the endeavor toward full civil rights and equal opportunity for all.
At this time, I encourage all Texans to learn more about the achievements of people with disabilities who have contributed so much to our society and about the disability rights movement as it takes its rightful place as part of the story of Texas. I am proud of the activities across our state commemorating this month and the motivating principle behind our celebrations: the recognition that Texas’ finest resource is the people who call it home.
Therefore, I, Rick Perry, Governor of Texas, do hereby proclaim October 2013 to be Persons with Disabilities History and Awareness Month in Texas, and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.
In official recognition whereof, I hereby affix my signature this the 18th day of September, 2013.
Governor of Texas