Reps. Taub, Vander Veen, Robertson, Elsenheimer, Garfield, Miller, Hildenbrand, Rocca, Moolenaar, Sheen, Amos, Schuitmaker, Mortimer, LaJoy, Jones, David Law, Kahn, Pavlov, Meyer, Huizenga, Wenke, Casperson, Hansen, Hoogendyk, Nitz, Baxter, Green, Shaffer, Kooiman, Farhat, Accavitti, Anderson, Angerer, Byrnes, Caul, Clack, Clemente, Condino, Emmons, Farrah, Gonzales, Gosselin, Hopgood, Kehrl, Lemmons, III, Lemmons, Jr., McDowell, Murphy, Palmer, Palsrok, Proos, Sak, Sheltrown, Alma Smith, Spade, Stakoe, Stewart, Tobocman, Vagnozzi, Wojno, Byrum, Waters, Mayes and Ball offered the following resolution:
House Resolution No. 22.
A resolution commemorating March 2005 as Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.
Whereas, The culture of the people of the state of Michigan has been continually renewed and enriched by the many different people who have chosen to come here over many decades and become citizens; and
Whereas, Each individual brings a part of his or her own heritage, which over time becomes part of our common heritage, leading us to become a more united people; and
Whereas, Michigan is fortunate to count among its population, a large number of citizens of numerous descents, who together make important contributions to our economy and society through their commitment to numerous professions, commerce, family and the arts; and
Whereas, We must foster an interest in the heritage, culture and history of all people and pass the understanding and knowledge on to the next generation. By doing so, we awaken in every American community awareness of the quality of the contributions that all types of ethnicities can bring to our modern American lifestyle; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body commemorate March 2005 as Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Month in the state of Michigan.