Text: H.Res.41 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Res. 41 Engrossed in House (EH)]

                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                         March 9, 2005.
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 in 
        part on that inspirational document;
Whereas this resolution honors the major role that Scottish-Americans played in 
        the founding of the 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, and 
        Scottish-Americans successfully helped shape the Nation in its formative 
        years and guide it 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 it is the sense of the House of Representatives that a day 
should be established as ``National Tartan Day'' to recognize the outstanding 
achievements and contributions made by Scottish-Americans to the United States.