Maryland House & Senate Turn Down Bill Honoring German American Month

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

A bill was struck down in the Maryland State House and Senate that would have dedicated October as German-American month.  Various organizations and individuals had hoped that the month of October, which already has German-American Day on October 6, could be a time to recognize the contributions that German-Americans have made to the state of Maryland and the United States.  The bill presented to the state government requested that it be a month-long honor that would “urge educational and cultural organizations to observe the month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.”

The proposed bill was turned down with a number of other holiday requests such as Irish-American Month in March, Lyme Disease Awareness month, and National Freedom day.  Maybe the German-Americans of Maryland will have better luck next year.  Do you think there should be a month-long honor of German-Americans?

 

Source: Frederick News Post
Photo by Thisisbossi

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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