Text: H.Con.Res.292 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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[H. Con. Res. 292 Enrolled Bill (ENR)]

                                     Agreed to December 20, 2001        

                      One Hundred Seventh Congress

                                 of the

                        United States of America

                          AT THE FIRST SESSION

         Begun and held at the City of Washington on Wednesday,
             the third day of January, two thousand and one

                          Concurrent Resolution

Whereas the study of fossils has shown that the rose has been a native 
  wild flower in North America for over 35,000,000 years;

Whereas the rose is grown today in every State in the United States;

Whereas the rose has long been used to symbolize love, friendship, 
  beauty, peace, and the devotion of the people of the United States to 
  their Nation;

Whereas the rose has been cultivated and grown in gardens for over 
  5,000 years, and is referred to in both the Old and New Testaments;

Whereas the rose has for many years captivated the affection of 
  humankind and it has been revered in art, music, and literature;

Whereas George Washington was a breeder of roses and one of his 
  varieties, named after his mother, is still grown today;

Whereas in 1986 the rose was designated as the national floral emblem 
  of the United States; and

Whereas the American Rose Society has designated 2002 as the Year of 
  the Rose: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That the Congress--
        (1) supports the goals of the Year of the Rose; and
        (2) encourages the President to issue a proclamation calling on 
    the people of the United States to observe the year with 
    appropriate ceremonies and activities.

                                 Clerk of the House of Representatives.


                                               Secretary of the Senate.

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