Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Proclaims Monday, December 20th As “20-12” Day
Whereas: The City of New York is in the midst of an exciting race with the cities of London, Madrid, Moscow and Paris for the honor of hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Whereas: The City of New York’s Olympic dream, now ten years in the making, has truly been a marathon. For the next seven months, New York is committed to showcasing the ideals and spirit that make the Olympic movement great.
Whereas: The City of New York wishes to celebrate its Olympic bid at every opportunity, and recognizes that December 20 is one such opportunity for its competitors. This date, 12-20, is commonly written on the other side of the Atlantic as 20-12.
Whereas: Any combination of 12 and 20 is cause for great excitement and celebration. Today marks the final time before the selection of the host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad that this string of digits will appear together on calendars around the world.
Whereas: The City of New York celebrates this unique occasion by wishing its competitors good luck over the next seven months, and looks forward to a hearty competition for the honor of hosting the Games in 2012.
Now therefore, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, in recognition of this important date, do hereby proclaim that Monday, December 20, 2004 in the city of New York shall be written as