Monday, January 24, 2011

Michigian Governor Sets April as Scottish Heritage Month, 2009

Whereas, The Scottish, Scots-Irish are Americans of Scottish origin whose ancestors first colonized Northern Ireland in the late 1600s; and,

Whereas, The Scottish, Scots-Irish have made, and continue to make, significant economic, social and political contributions to our society; and,

Whereas, Scottish, Scots-Irish citizens have greatly advanced our understanding and appreciation of law, religion, agriculture, art, music, education, technology, architecture, cuisine, theatre, and exploration through their knowledge, skills and talents; and,

Whereas, Michigan is fortunate to have a large number of citizens of Scottish, Scots-Irish descent, including those who have been a part of our state for generations and those who are new to the Great Lakes State; and,

Whereas, The state of Michigan is proud of its cultural diversity and welcomes the opportunity to honor our Scottish, Scots-Irish citizens for their commitment to leadership, dedication to knowledge, and for their rich and fascinating heritage;

Now, Therefore, be it Resolved, That I, Jennifer M. Granholm, governor of the state of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 2009, as Scottish, Scots-Irish Heritage Month in Michigan. I encourage all citizens to recognize the many accomplishments and contributions that the Scottish, Scots-Irish have made to our state and nation.

Does anyone know if the proclamation was made for 2010 and 2011?

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