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The Honorable Orrin Hatch
April 10, 2003
Statement of Chairman Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah)
Before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Executive Business Meeting on
A Resolution Designating April 30, 2003 as
Día de los NiZos: Celebrating Young Americans
Nations throughout the world, especially within Latin America, celebrate Día de los Niños on the 30th of April, in recognition and celebration of their country's future - their children. Many American Hispanic families continue the tradition of honoring their children on this day by celebrating Día de los Niños in their homes.
The designation of a day to honor the children of the Nation will help affirm for the people of the United States the significance of family, education, and community. This special recognition of children will provide us with an opportunity to reflect on our future, articulate our dreams and aspirations, and find comfort and security in the support of our family members and communities. This resolution calls on the American people to join with all children, families, organizations, communities, churches, cities, and states across the Nation to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
I urge you to join me in supporting America's youth by supporting this resolution designating April 30, 2003 Día de los Niños: Celebrating Young Americans.
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