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(J.R.H. 121)

Offered by: Representative Sweaney of Windsor.

Whereas, from July 8-11, the town of Windsor will commemorate both Vermont's 14 years from 1777-1791 as an independent republic, and the United States Congress' acceptance in 1791 of Vermont as the 14th state in the union, and

Whereas, this celebration, which is envisioned by the citizens of Windsor as a special opportunity to commemorate their community's central role in the founding of Vermont, will enable participants to see extensive exhibitions representing life as it existed when Vermont was born, and

Whereas, the opening ceremony on Thursday, July 8, with Governor Howard Dean participating, will begin at the Constitution House, then proceed to the Old South Church, and will include a reenactment of the signing of the first Vermont Constitution, and

Whereas, one of the weekend's highlights will be a horse-drawn carriage parade and competition featuring a large contingent of restored 19th century units with costumed drivers, and

Whereas, the displays will include historic forms of transportation and 18th century military encampments to be stationed at Windsor's ancient military parade ground, and

Whereas, there will be musical events throughout the weekend, and

Whereas, the social highlight of the weekend is certain to be an authentic Vermont barn dance on Saturday evening, July 10, and

Whereas, Windsor Heritage Days will be a memorable event for the town of Windsor, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding historic program that is planned for Windsor Heritage Days and wishes the weekend's organizers much success, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Windsor Selectboard Chair, Lawrence A. Bowser.