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March has been recognized as Irish American heritage Month since 1991. Every year, the proclamation concludes with “ [I, the president] call upon all Americans to observe this month by celebrating the contributions of Irish American to our Nation with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” Unfortunately every year the Smithsonian Institute, a federally funded institution with the Vice President on its Board of Regents, refuses to heed the Presidents call.

Please consider contacting the Smithsonian at Fax: 202.633.5489 or Email: learning@si.edu and tell them that it is time to end “No Irish Need Apply” at the Smithsonian and recognize the contributions of Irish Americans on par with the Heritages that the Smithsonian currently celebrates.

(source) irishamericanheritagemonth.com

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