(Mr. Speaker, Mr. Kiss, and Delegates Stalnaker, Amores, Anderson, Armstead, Ashley, Azinger, Beach, Beane, Blair, Boggs, Border, Brown, Browning, Butcher, Calvert, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Carmichael, Caruth, Craig, Crosier, DeLong, Doyle, Duke, Ellem, Ennis, Evans, Faircloth, Ferrell, Fleischauer, Foster, Fragale, Frederick, Frich, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Hatfield, Howard, Hrutkay, Iaquinta, Kominar, Kuhn, Leach, Leggett, Long, Louisos, Manchin, Manuel, Martin, Mezzatesta, Morgan, Overington, Palumbo, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Pino, Poling, Proudfoot, Renner, Romine, Schadler, Schoen, Shaver, Shelton, Smirl, Sobonya, Spencer, Staton, Stemple, Sumner, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Talbott, R. Thompson, Trump, Tucker, Varner, Wakim, Walters, Warner, Webb, Webster, H. White, Williams, Wright, Yeager and Yost)

[Introduced February 27, 2003; referred to the

Committee on Rules.]

Designating Thursday, February 27, 2003, as West Virginia History Day at the House of Delegates and recognizing the work of all those history heroes and the many willing workers in hundreds of organizations throughout the State who volunteer hundreds of thousands of hours to help educate the public about the Mountain State's unique heritage and who help to preserve the past for future generations.

Whereas, The efforts of the West Virginia Archives and History Commission, the Friends of the West Virginia Culture and History, the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia, the West Virginia Historical Society, the West Virginia Historical Association, the West Virginia Association of Museums, the West Virginia Humanities Council, and the West Virginia Mining Your History Foundation benefit from the unselfish efforts of the many volunteers and unselfish people who support the effort to preserve the State's history; and
Whereas, The State of West Virginia has a rich and varied history providing a well spring of pride in the accomplishments of its people and a springboard for future generations of mountaineers; and
Whereas, All West Virginian's are deeply indebted to those selfless individuals who support West Virginia's rich and varied State and local history with their research, interpretations, publications or preservation efforts; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That Thursday, February 27, 2003, is hereby declared as West Virginia History Day at the House of Delegates; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the House of Delegates hereby recognizes all of the people and organizations throughout the State who work to promote our culture, educate our children and preserve the character of our past to the benefit of all West Virginians.