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
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