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    Taiwanese American Heritage Week

MD Governor Parris N. Glendening
May 25, 2002

Dear Friends:

        As Governor, I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings to the members and guest attending the Taiwanese American heritage Week co-sponsored by the Taiwanese Association of American and Montgomery County Government.  It is a great honor for me to add my support to this exciting celebration.

        You are to be commended for promoting the Taiwanese culture and heritage through your professional and education activities.  Your members have truly made a positive e difference in the lives of so many people throughout our great State, our nation and our world.

        Understanding, appreciation and promoting your lineage and heritage is a tribute to all those who came before you and to future generations of American of Taiwanese origin.  I am very proud to live in a State that is so diverse and have always believed that Marylandís diversity is its greatest source of strength.  It is a blessing that brings us together as people and makes us stronger as a society.

        Please accept my best wishes for a most enjoyable and memorable event and continued success in the years ahead.  I thank you for your valuable leadership and wish each and every one of you continued happiness, good health, peace, and prosperity.


Parris N. Glendening


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