WHEREAS, 2017 marks the Two Hundredth and Seventh anniversary of Argentina’s National Day and the 30th anniversary of Argentine Festival in Arlington; and
WHEREAS, many Argentinians live in the Washington metropolitan area and come from all walks of life thereby adding to our rich cultural diversity; and
WHEREAS, community celebrations offer an opportunity for Arlington to recognize and appreciate its diversity through the common themes which unite us; and
WHEREAS, as a community we are proud of the cultural enrichment brought by Argentinians who have become an important and active part of our community;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Fisette, Chairman of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia, do hereby proclaim May 13, 2017, as
ARGENTINA NATIONAL DAY
in Arlington County and urge all to observe and participate in activities that highlight the contributions of our Argentine citizens.
Jay Fisette, Chair