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National Scots, Scots-Irish Heritage Month
Petition Background (Preamble):
A full month of recognition would provide those aware of our ancestry and heritage a fair opportunity to teach our children and others a vast, rich culture, that has lead many civilizations to success through many innovations, inventions and social structuring.
Another benefit of a month’s recognition is that it would also bring attention to other days important to Americans of Scottish heritage, such as Tartan Day, Robert Burns’ Birthday, and St. Andrew's Day, as well as many others. It would be the perfect opportunity to inform the general public of this heritage.
Many other groups have months to teach and recognize their achievements. For instance; June-Caribbean-American Heritage Month; March-Irish-American Heritage Month; May-Jewish-American Heritage Month; May is also Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month; February-African-American History Month”. There are others which can be seen at The White House website-whitehouse.gov, then, “proclamations”. But, it seems the Scottish and Scots-Irish are about the only group left out. In today’s world we must be aggressive, teach or be forgotten. We must be heard.
We have been working toward the establishment of the month of April as “National Scots, Scots-Irish Heritage Month” for over six years and through that time many states have joined in the observances, although some states have acknowledged other months (on a state level), we seek a uniform national month as April and this would clarify some confusion. Many Scottish Societies, Clan societies and (as mentioned) states and municipalities support this.
We all know that strength in numbers gets things done. We ask that if your organization has not joined, to do so, with a simple “Letter of Support”, stating the support for the month of April as such and there’s no other obligations involved. We ask your help in the propagation as well. We’re also glad to assist states/mayors/municipalities in acquiring Proclamations and Resolutions. Any questions feel free to contact us and for more information, you can also “Google”-“national scots scots-irish heritage month” and we look forward to hearing from you.
Many American immigrant groups have months to teach and recognize their achievements. For instance; June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month; March is Irish-American Heritage Month; May is Jewish-American Heritage Month; May is also Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month; February is African-American History Month”. There are others, which can be seen at The White House website-whitehouse.gov listed under “proclamations”. But, it seems that we Scots and Scots-Irish are about the only group of Americans who are left out. We are not “hyphenated” Americans, but Americans who have a sense of pride in our cultural heritage.
That heritage will be forgotten unless we support our teaching it to our children and grandchildren with a publicly recognized display of pride.
The National Scots, Scots-Irish Heritage Month petition to People of Scots, Scots-Irish Heritage in the US was written by James B. MacGregor and is in the category Culture at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: scots, scots-irish, heritage, heritage month, propose law