1992 32nd Consecutive Year 2023

Christian Heritage Week in West Virginia


“To keep our families secure, communities safe and Mountaineers free!”

November 19-25, 2023

2023 Proclamation by Governor Justice

     Mayors are encouraged to excercise their Constitutional Right to proclaim Christian Heritage Week and not be misinformed nor intimdated not to do so; plus, I would appreciate a copy, too, please.


The Constitutional Right to proclaim Christian Heritage Week

sample Mayoral proclamation
you fill in the blank with name of city, town or village

sample Historical proclamation
you fill in the blank with name of participant

     Churches are encouraged to participate with relevant Sunday School lessons, sermons, patriotic song services, youth programs, prayer meetings, a reading of Governor Justice’s Proclamation and to request your Mayor to also issue a CHW Proclamation; which can be a project for students at locals schools, too.



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