Declared by the Governor of the State of Utah, Gary R. Herbert, in Salt Lake City on April 17, 2014:
WHEREAS in the beginning there was one Salt Lake Comic Con. And Salt Lake Comic Con showed us that it’s good to follow our passions and act like, dress like, live like and be heroes.
WHEREAS the great state of Utah, its surrounding communities and Comic Con fans throughout the land in conjunction with Dan Farr Productions pulled off a heroic act with the inaugural Salt Lake Comic Con creating a record setting event that led to a forum for fans to be heroes in any walk of life or situation.
WHEREAS Comic Con fans responded heroically to the inaugural event and sold the show out and created a greater demand for heroes. For fans that did attend, they wanted more opportunities to don a cape and perform acts of heroism.
WHEREAS Salt Lake Comic Con FanX is expected to draw more than 100,000 attendees, the increased participation and support from Utah will create more awareness and opportunities for more people to unleash their inner heroes in their every day life.
Now, therefore, I, Gary R. Herbert, Governor of the great state of Utah, do hereby proclaim and recognize April 17, 2014 as Salt Lake Comic Con Hero’s Day and urge my fellow citizens to observe this day by making a decision to be a hero from this day forward, with our families, communities and state. Today is the day to become be the hero for those that matter most in our life. To ensure that in brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape our sight. Let those who worship evil’s might beware our power – Utah’s might. May we take this day to be heroes to each other by helping and protecting one another to make Utah and the communities where we work, a better place to live and play. Let our great state be a shining beacon of light and hope on this world.