Item 1384 - Honorary Citizenship of the State of Washington

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ZA COM MR-T-1-2-1384

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Honorary Citizenship of the State of Washington

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  • 9 December 1999 (Creation)

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certificate

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 21/12/11

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Award confering honorary citizenship in the state of Washington, USA, upon Mr. Mandela

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Cream-coloured certificate with tan border, seal of the state of Washington, gold seal of the State of Washington govenor, housed in a blue folder with white lining. The cover of the folder has an engraved gold seal of the State of Washington and the words "The State of Washington."

The certificate reads:
The State of Washington
Honorary citizen of Washington
On behalf of the people of the State of Washington, I, Gary Locke, do hereby confer to:
Nelson Mandela
Honorary Citizenship of the State of Washington in recognition and appreciation of your leadership, friendship, courtesy, and dedication which have enhanced and strengthened the strong and cordial bonds of friendship and respect between our regions.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of Washington, I do hereby proclaim that the bearer of this certificate is entitled to all the courtesies of that office.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Office of the govenor to be affixed at Olympia this 9th day of december, AD, one thousand nine-hundred ninety-nine.
Signed by: Gary Locke: Govenor

Taken out of folder for preservation

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0173

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