PRINTER'S NO. 788
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
120
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY DRISCOLL, BOYLE, FLYNN, HENNESSEY, ZABEL, KORTZ,
BIZZARRO, READSHAW, HARKINS, SONNEY, MULLINS, SCHLEGEL
CULVER, DONATUCCI, STURLA, RYAN, McNEILL, HILL-EVANS,
PICKETT, BURNS, BARRAR, PASHINSKI, DiGIROLAMO, MULLERY,
CALTAGIRONE, SCHLOSSBERG, MILLARD, MACKENZIE, LONGIETTI,
BOBACK, BROWN, DIAMOND, JAMES, CAUSER, NEILSON, FREEMAN,
STAATS, MURT, KNOWLES, EVERETT, KINSEY, DALEY, SAINATO,
MARKOSEK, MENTZER, OBERLANDER, SAYLOR, SCHWEYER, DEASY,
CIRESI, ROTHMAN, HOWARD, GALLOWAY, WARREN, GOODMAN, HEFFLEY,
DeLUCA, ROZZI AND GILLEN, MARCH 8, 2019
INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
MARCH 8, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Designating the month of March 2019 as "Irish-American Heritage
Month" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, On March 17, 2019, the Irish community in this
Commonwealth celebrates the occasion of the feast of the
glorious apostle of Ireland, Saint Patrick; and
WHEREAS, The theme of the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade in
Philadelphia is "Saint Patrick, Unite Us!"; and
WHEREAS, Fleeing political, religious and racial persecution
in Ireland, Irish immigrants arrived on our shores penniless and
unwanted, yet filled with hope that the United States held a
future in which Irish immigrants and their families would enjoy
the bountiful fruits of a nation founded upon the principles of
liberty and justice for all; and
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WHEREAS, In every phase of our national history, Irish
Americans have been at the forefront of political, economic,
religious, social and artistic fields; and
WHEREAS, Irish-American contributions to this Commonwealth
are immeasurable; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania designate the month of March 2019
as "Irish-American Heritage Month" in Pennsylvania; and be it
further
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives extend its
felicitations and best wishes to the Irish community in this
Commonwealth on this momentous occasion; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar T.D., Department of the Taoiseach,
Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street, Dublin 2, Ireland,
D02 R583, and to President John A. Stevenson, St. Patrick's Day
Observance Association, P.O. Box 40744, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania 19107.
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