In 2011, Governor Purdue asked that each city/county recognize a statewide Diversity Day in September. The day is to encourage citizens of our community to have a meal, coffee or tea with an individual of another race, ethnicity, religion or culture to build deeper relationships and explore how to build greater inter-group relationships and inter-group trust one friendship at a time, in recognition of Diversity Day. A proclamation is signed and presented by the Mayor, the Chairman of the County Commissioners and the Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Brief remarks are also expected from each of the presenters.