PRINTER'S NO. 989
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
158
Session of
2017
INTRODUCED BY DELOZIER, ROTHMAN, MACKENZIE, BIZZARRO,
CALTAGIRONE, CHARLTON, D. COSTA, DiGIROLAMO, FREEMAN, GILLEN,
GOODMAN, GROVE, LONGIETTI, MARSICO, MATZIE, MILLARD, MURT,
NEILSON, O'NEILL, PASHINSKI, PICKETT, QUIGLEY, READSHAW,
SAMUELSON, SCHLOSSBERG, SCHWEYER AND WATSON, MARCH 17, 2017
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
MARCH 17, 2017
A RESOLUTION
Designating March 25, 2017, as "Greek Independence Day" in
Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, The ancient Greeks developed democracy, in which the
power to govern was vested in the people, and the Founding
Fathers of the United States drew upon the experience and
philosophy of ancient Greece in forming its representative
democracy; and
WHEREAS, Many Americans fought alongside the Greeks in their
fight for independence, and Greece has been allied with this
nation in every major international conflict in the 20th
century; and
WHEREAS, Sir Winston Churchill said of the Greeks, "Hence, we
will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes
fight like Greeks"; and
WHEREAS, Greece and the United States serve as the forefront
of the worldwide effort to promote freedom, democracy, peace,
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stability and human rights, ideals which have forged a close
bond between our nations; and
WHEREAS, Approximately 3 million proud Greek Americans have
established an enduring bridge between the United States and
Greece, remaining connected to their heritage and passing their
traditions on to new generations; and
WHEREAS, Greek Americans in this Commonwealth have played a
significant role in the economic, cultural and social
development of this Commonwealth; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives designate March
25, 2017, as "Greek Independence Day" in Pennsylvania; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That all residents of this Commonwealth recognize
the struggles of the Greek people for freedom in their homeland
and to reflect upon the importance of self-determination for all
the people of the world.
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