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H.Con.Res. 89 (ih) Recognizing the Hermann Monument and Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm, Minnesota, as a national symbol of the contributions of Americans of German heritage. [Introduced in House] ...
Agreed to October 5, 2000
One Hundred Sixth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday,
the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand
Whereas there are currently more than 57,900,000 individuals of German
heritage residing in the United States, who comprise nearly 25
percent of the population of the United States and are therefore the
largest ethnic group in the United States;
Whereas those of German heritage are not merely descendants of one
political entity, but of all German speaking areas;
Whereas numerous Americans of German heritage have made countless
contributions to American culture, arts, and industry, the American
military, and American government;
Whereas there is no recognized tangible, national symbol dedicated to
German Americans and their positive contributions to the United
Whereas the story of Hermann the Cheruscan parallels that of the
American Founding Fathers, because he was a freedom fighter who
united ancient German tribes in order to shed the yoke of Roman
tyranny and preserve freedom for the territory of present-day
Whereas the Hermann Monument located in Hermann Heights Park in New
Ulm, Minnesota, was dedicated in 1897 in honor of the spirit of
freedom and later dedicated to all German immigrants who settled in
New Ulm and elsewhere in the United States; and
Whereas the Hermann Monument has been recognized as a site of special
historical significance by the United States Government, by placement
on the National Register of Historic Places: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
That the Hermann Monument and Hermann Heights Park in New Ulm,
Minnesota, are recognized by the Congress to be a national symbol for
the contributions of Americans of German heritage.
Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Secretary of the Senate.
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