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Resolution RS2019-1789

A resolution recognizing June 24, 2019 as Scottish, Scots-Irish Heritage Day in Nashville and Davidson County.

WHEREAS, Tenn. Code Ann. § 15-2-108 declares that June 24 of each year is to be observed as “Scottish, Scots-Irish Heritage Day”, to honor and recognize the contributions people of Scottish and Scots-Irish heritage made to the founding and development of Tennessee; and

WHEREAS, in 1796, when Tennessee first became a state, many Scottish and Scots-Irish settlers moved into the hills and frontier regions of Tennessee, bringing with them their traditions of music, dancing, storytelling, as well as the practice of “moonshining”; and

WHEREAS, according to Billy Kennedy, author of The Scots-Irish in the Hills of Tennessee, one in five Tennesseans can trace their roots directly to the Scots-Irish settlers of the 18th century; and

WHEREAS, over one-third of all U.S. Presidents have a Scots-Irish heritage, including Tennessee’s Andrew Jackson and James K. Polk; and

WHEREAS, 12 of the 56 signatures on the Declaration of Independence were signed by men of Scottish or Irish descent; and

WHEREAS, for these reasons, it is fitting and proper for the Metropolitan Council to recognize June 24, 2019 as “Scottish, Scots-Irish Heritage Day” in Nashville.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1: The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing June 24, 2019 as “Scottish, Scots-Irish Heritage Day” in Nashville and Davidson County.

Section 2: This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Kathleen Murphy, Russ Pulley, Freddie O'Connell, Mina Johnson

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Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedJune 18, 2019

AdoptedJune 18, 2019

ApprovedJune 19, 2019

ByMayor Briley's signature

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Last Modified: 06/21/2019 2:36 PM