Why do we need proclamations?

The Marion County Commission has gotten itself into a bind in a situation involving a proclamation for Black History Month.

One group submitted a proposed proclamation, but commissioners, led by Chairman Carl Zalak, changed the wording.

That didn’t go over very well.

I’m not going to dwell on this one proclamation, but I will dwell on the whole process. For the most part, I don’t understand why we need proclamations.