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Text of Designating October 6, 1993, and October 6, 1994, as “German-American Day”.

This resolution was introduced on March 30, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 30, 1993 (Introduced).

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HJ 168 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 168

Designating October 6, 1993, and October 6, 1994, as ‘German-American Day’.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 1993

Mr. MANN (for himself and Mr. FISH) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service


JOINT RESOLUTION

Designating October 6, 1993, and October 6, 1994, as ‘German-American Day’.

Whereas, since the arrival of the first German immigrants to America on October 6, 1683, in the area of Germantown, Pennsylvania, German-Americans have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the United States;

Whereas German-Americans are proud of the existing friendship and cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States, of which the German-American Friendship Garden in Washington, DC, is evidence;

Whereas German-Americans pledge their unconditional support for further expansion of the existing friendship between Germany and the United States and will continue to contribute to the culture of the United States, support its Government and democratic principles, and work to help ensure the freedom of all people;

Whereas, during proclamation ceremonies for German-American Day in October 1990, former President Bush lauded German unification and the spirit of friendship and cooperation between the people of Germany and the people of the United States; and

Whereas the Congress unanimously passed joint resolutions designating October 6 in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992 each as ‘German-American Day’: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 6, 1993, and October 6, 1994, are each designated as ‘German-American Day’, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe the days with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.