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This Day in Georgia History

March 04, 1939

Georgian’s Creed Adopted

Gov. E.D. Rivers signed a joint resolution of the Georgia General Assembly adopting an official “Georgian’s Creed” for all citizens of the state. The creed reads:

“Accepting, as I do, the principles upon which Georgia was founded, not for self but others; – its Democratic form of Government, based on ‘Wisdom, Justice and Moderation’; – its natural resources; – its Educational, Social and Religious advantages, making it a most desirable place to live – I will strive to be a pure upright Citizen, rejecting the evils – loving and emulating the good. “I further believe it is my duty to defend it against all enemies, to honor and obey its laws, to apply the Golden Rule in all my dealings with my fellow Citizens. “I feel a sense of pride in the history and heroic deeds accomplished by my forebears, and shall endeavor to so live that my State will be proud of me for doing my bit to make my State a better Commonwealth for future generations.”