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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, July 04, 2005

PERSONAL LETTER FROM THE GOVERNOR ADDRESSED TO JOHN AKOURI ON THE OCCASION OF HIS 40TH BIRTHDAY

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
LANSING
June 28, 2005
Dear John:

I am pleased to offer my congratulations to you on the occasion of your 40th Birthday. Today is a beautiful milestone that you have reached; a time to spend with those closest to you.

Oprah Winfrey once said "The more you praise and celebrate you life, the more there is in life to celebrate." John, I can only imagine all that you have experienced in your 40 years: the challenges you have overcome; the successes you've achieved as a leader in government and public service; the loves you've nurtured; and the lives you've touched...and been touched by.

You have chosen to serve the public, a noble occupation indeed. It is my sincerest hope that you have the opportunity to reflect upon the many great things you have accomplished and your family and friends who have enriched your life and inspired precious memories. Truly, your remembrance of life's treasures should indeed make this birthday a joyful celebration!

As time illustrates, each day is a new opportunity to appreciate and enjoy life. Again, please accept my warmest congratulation as you commemorate this special landmark.


Sincerely yours,
Jennifer M. Granholm

Governor

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