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PUBLIC LAW 102-117—OCT. 3, 1991 105 STAT. 585 Public Law 102-117 i 102d Congress Joint Resolution To designate October 6, 1991, and October 6, 1992, as "German-American Day". Whereas since the arrival of the first German immigrants to America on October 6, 1683, in the area of Germantown, Pennsylvania, German-Americans have made significant contributions to the quality of life in the United States; Whereas German-Americans are proud of the existing friendship and cooperation between the Federal Republic of Germany and the United States, of which the German-American Friendship Garden in Washington, D.C., is evidence; Whereas German-Americans pledge their unconditional support for further expansion of the existing friendship between Germany and the United States, and will continue to contribute to the culture of the United States, support its Government and democratic principles, and will also work to help assure the freedom of all people; Whereas President Bush lauded German unification and the spirit of friendship and cooperation between the people of the Federal Republic of Germany and the people of the United States during proclamation ceremonies for German-American Flag Day on October 3, 1990; and Whereas the Congress unanimously passed joint resolutions designating October 6 of 1987, 1988, 1989, and 1990 each as "German- American Day": Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 6, 1991, and October 6, 1992, are designated as "German-American Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe such days with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. Approved October 3, 1991. i LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 151: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 137 (1991): June 26, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 16, considered and passed House. Oct. 3, 1991 [S.J. Res. 151]