NATIONAL JUNETEENTH CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
P.O. Box 29
Belzoni, MS 39038
Semptember 9, 2001
The Honorable George Bush
United States of America
The White House
Washington, DC 20501
Dear Mr. President:
The National Juneteenth Christian Leadership Council (NJCLC) will be hosting our 1st Annual National Juneteenth Black Holocaust Memorial Service, on Saturday, June 15, 2002, from 1:00pm - 5:00pm, at the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall, in Washington, DC. As the leader of our nation, we invite your participation in this historic Memorial Service through addressing those in attendance. Our country needs healing from the legacy of slavery and your participation in the service will be an important part of that healing process for all Americans.
As with previous correspondence, I encourage you to lead the nation toward racial reconciliation and healing through your participation in the National Juneteenth Black Holocaust Memorial Service, the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing From the Legacy of Slavery, establishment of a Presidential National Juneteenth Commission, the issuing of a Presidential Proclamation establishing Juneteenth Independence Day as a National Holiday Observance and by addressing the nation during Juneteenth Independence Day from the White House each year.
Mr. President, we are praying for God to give your much grace and wisdom in leading the nation toward true racial reconciliation and healing through the acknowledgment of the end of slavery in America.
In Christ's Love,
Rev. Ronald V. Myers, Sr., M.D.
Founder & Chairman