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    Taiwanese American Heritage Week  2001
TAHW STATEMENT FROM MASSACHUSETTS GOVERNOR JANE SWIFT


WHEREAS Celebrated from May 13th through May 19th, 2001,
Taiwanese-American Heritage Week helps illuminate the unique and diverse
contributions of the more than 500,000 Taiwanese-Americans in the United
States; and

WHEREAS Taiwanese-Americans have played an integral role in our nation's
history and their innumerable accomplishments can be found through
American society, in such areas as the arts, science, medicine and
business; and

WHEREAS Taiwan is a vibrant and vital participant in world trade, with
positive trade exchanges reaching nearly all areas of the globe,
including the Commonwealth in 2000; and

WHEREAS Taiwanese-American Heritage Week celebrates the long standing
relationship between the United States and Taiwan and raises awareness
for ethnic diversity in our nation;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, JANE SWIFT, Governor of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim the week of May 13th through May 19th,
2001, to be

TAIWANESE-AMERICAN HERITAGE WEEK IN MASSACHUSETTS

and urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this
event and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this eighth day of May, in the
year of our Lord two thousand and one, and of the Independence of the
United States of America, the two hundred and twenty-fifth.

By Her Excellency the Governor JANE SWIFT

Also signed by WILLIAM F. GALVIN, Secretary of the Commonwealth

 
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