1991: Narconon Day Burbank California Proclamation
WHEREAS, Twenty-five years ago, inmate William Benitez founded the Narconon Program inside the walls of Arizona State Prison after reading the book Fundamentals of Thought by American author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard, and began the successful rehabilitation of himself and other inmates addicted to heroin and other drugs, including alcohol; and
WHEREAS, there are now 24 Narconon Centers located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom treating thousands of individuals addicted to drugs each year; and
WHEREAS, Narconon is fighting the war on drugs on two fronts; 1) through drug education/prevention presentations delivered in schools, juvenile facilities, community organizations, and 2) through rehabilitating those who have become addicted to alcohol and other drugs; and
WHEREAS, the staff and the many volunteers have dedicated their lives to fighting the war on drugs through preventing our future generations from becoming addicted and successfully treating those who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs; and
WHEREAS, Narconon Centers around the world have saved thousands of lives and each day are saving thousands more;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael R. Hastings, Mayor of the City of Burbank, do hereby proclaim August 17, 1991, as NARCONON DAY and I encourage all who hear this proclamation to work as Narconon has to create a more drug free world for our future generations.
Signed this 16th day of August, 1991.
MICHAEL R. HASTINGS, MAYOR
CITY OF BURBANK, CALIFORNIA