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[S. Res. 155 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]






105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. RES. 155

    Designating April 6 of each year as ``National Tartan Day'' to 
   recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by 
                Scottish Americans to the United States.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 10, 1997

 Mr. Lott (for himself, Mr. Robb, Mr. Abraham, Ms. Moseley-Braun, Mr. 
Cleland, Mr. Helms, Mr. Warner, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Bumpers, Ms. Snowe, 
Mr. Hatch, Mr. Feingold, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Faircloth, Mr. Mack, 
   Mr. Reid, Mr. Allard, Mr. Inouye, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Moynihan, Mr. 
Torricelli, Mr. Cochran, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Coverdell, Mr. McConnell, 
    Mr. Thompson, Mr. Burns, and Mr. Coats) submitted the following 
    resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                             March 19, 1998

                Reported by Mr. Hatch, without amendment

                             March 20, 1998

                        Considered and agreed to

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                               RESOLUTION


 
    Designating April 6 of each year as ``National Tartan Day'' to 
   recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions made by 
                Scottish Americans to the United States.

Whereas April 6 has a special significance for all Americans, and especially 
        those Americans of Scottish descent, because the Declaration of 
        Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 
        6, 1320 and the American Declaration of Independence was modeled on that 
        inspirational document;
Whereas this resolution honors the major role that Scottish Americans played in 
        the founding of this Nation, such as the fact that almost half of the 
        signers of the Declaration of Independence were of Scottish descent, the 
        Governors in 9 of the original 13 States were of Scottish ancestry, 
        Scottish Americans successfully helped shape this country in its 
        formative years and guide this Nation through its most troubled times;
Whereas this resolution recognizes the monumental achievements and invaluable 
        contributions made by Scottish Americans that have led to America's 
        preeminence in the fields of science, technology, medicine, government, 
        politics, economics, architecture, literature, media, and visual and 
        performing arts;
Whereas this resolution commends the more than 200 organizations throughout the 
        United States that honor Scottish heritage, tradition, and culture, 
        representing the hundreds of thousands of Americans of Scottish descent, 
        residing in every State, who already have made the observance of Tartan 
        Day on April 6 a success; and
Whereas these numerous individuals, clans, societies, clubs, and fraternal 
        organizations do not let the great contributions of the Scottish people 
        go unnoticed: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate designates April 6 of each year as 
``National Tartan Day''.
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