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       WHEREAS, our children deserve the best we have within us and look to us to be their protectors, role models, heroes and heroines; and

       WHEREAS, children who are loved and nurtured grow up to love and nurture others. They give back to their own families, their neighborhoods, and the entire State the good that was bestowed on them. The cycle continues; and

       WHEREAS, over 100,000 children are reported as abused and neglected each year, and at least 30 children died in 2000 due to abuse. The rest live on, but they often carry the burden of their abuse into adulthood; and

       WHEREAS, child abuse and neglect know no social nor economic boundaries. We dedicate our energies to preventing child physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and their terrible legacy; and

       WHEREAS, preventing child abuse and neglect is the responsibility of every citizen, and community action and involvement are essential to breaking the cycle of abuse; and

       WHEREAS, it is vital that we join together to reach out to parents and children to prevent the senseless abuse and neglect of all children;

       NOW, THEREFORE, I, MICHAEL F. EASLEY, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim April 2002, as CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH in North Carolina, and urge our citizens to support this observance.


       IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this fifth day of December in the year of our Lord two thousand and one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-sixth.

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