Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry: Texas to Honor Those Impacted by Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, June 24, 2010  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed Sunday, June 27, 2010, as a Day of Prayer in Texas for the Gulf Coast, following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that took 11 lives and has led to economic hardship for many others throughout the region.

"The Deepwater Horizon oil spill has impacted numerous lives along the Gulf Coast, especially those families who lost loved ones as a result of this incident," Gov. Perry said. "I am joining Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley in declaring June 27th a day of prayer to honor those who lost their lives and the many who have lost their livelihood as a result of this tragedy."

Gov. Perry urges Texans of all faiths and religious traditions to offer prayer for the healing of individuals, the rebuilding of communities and the restoration of the entire Gulf Coast environment in the wake of this disaster.

View the Proclamation.

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