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Puerto Rican Day Parade Resolution

Puerto Rican Day Parade Resolution

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Assembly Resolution No. 1462
BY:
M. of A. Silver
COMMEMORATING
the 17th Annual National PuertoRican Day Parade, to be held in New York City onJune 10, 2012
 WHEREAS,
It is the sense of this Legislative Body, in keeping withits time-honored traditions, to recognize and applaud eventswhichfoster ethnic pride and exemplify the cultural diversitywhichrepresents and strengthens the fabric of the communities of the StateofNew York; and
 WHEREAS,
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade affirms the culture,identity and self-esteem of a people; it celebrates a rich heritageandexemplifies Hispanic history and tradition as well as the spirit ofanindomitable people; and
 WHEREAS,
This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the17th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade, to be held on June10,2012, and to recognize, with grateful appreciation, the contributionsofPuerto Rican culture, as well as those of thousands of Puerto Ricans,tothis State and Nation; and
 WHEREAS,
The National Puerto Rican Day Parade is the successor tothe New York Puerto Rican Day Parade, which, for 44 consecutiveyears,was the largest cultural event in the United States; attendance atlastyear's Parade, the 16th Annual National Puerto Rican DayParade,continued this tradition and is estimated to have been seen byseveralmillion, making it one of the largest outdoor events in theUnitedStates; tens of thousands of participants marched, and the Paradewastelevised on a New York City channel, a Metropolitan areaSpanishtelevision station, and, via satellite, throughout the world; and
 WHEREAS,
Established to develop national awareness and greaterappreciation of Puerto Rican culture, the National Puerto RicanDayParade is a tribute to the unique Puerto Rican heritage andethnicityand the role its people play in American society; and

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