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H.J.Res. 469 (101st): To designate October 6, 1990, as “German-American Day”.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 11, 1990 (Passed Congress).


One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America


Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-third day of January,

one thousand nine hundred and ninety

Joint Resolution

To designate October 6, 1990, as ‘German-American Day’.

Whereas the tricentennial of the arrival of the first German immigrants to the United States was celebrated on October 6, 1983;

Whereas such day was proclaimed by the President to be German-American Day in honor of the contributions made by German immigrants to the life and culture of the United States;

Whereas such contributions should be recognized and celebrated every year; and

Whereas the German-American Friendship Garden, symbolic of friendly relations between West Germany and the United States, was dedicated in the District of Columbia on November 15, 1988: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 6, 1990, is designated as ‘German-American Day’. The President is requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.