Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May is Jewish American Heritage Month...

Last year president Bush proclaimed the month of May to be Jewish American Heritage Month:
As a nation of immigrants, the United States is better and stronger because Jewish people from all over the world have chosen to become American citizens. Since arriving in 1654, Jewish Americans have achieved great success, strengthened our country, and helped shape our way of life. Through their deep commitment to faith, family, and community, Jewish Americans remind us of a basic belief that guided the founding of this Nation:that there is an Almighty who watches over the affairs of men and values every life. The Jewish people have enriched our culture and contributed to a more compassionate and hopeful America. Jewish American Heritage Month is also an opportunity to remember and thank the many Jewish Americans who defend our ideals as members of the United States Armed Forces. These courageous men and women risk their lives to protect their fellow citizens and to advance the cause of freedom. By helping to bring the promise of liberty to millions around the world, they lay the foundation of peace for generations to come.

What are you doing to commemorate it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clinton declared jewish american heritage week as well.
the month legislation was due to the recent efforts of 2 jewish lawmakers congresswoman debbie wasserman shultz (democrat from florida) and senator arlen specter (republican from pennsyvania)