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Earlier this legislative session, Senator Nick Collins and Representative David Biele sponsored a bill to honor the American Revolution. The legislation, entitled An Act establishing a commission on the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, was filed in both the Massachusetts Senate and the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
As written, the bill would establish a special commission tasked with promoting the celebration of the upcoming 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. The legislation charges the Commission with identifying historically significant events in Massachusetts that led to the American Revolution, while holding commemorative celebrations across the Commonwealth to recognize the state’s role, as well as individual and regional contributions, to the founding of the United States of America.
“As we approach the 250th anniversary of major events in the American Revolution, we have a unique opportunity to celebrate our shared history and drive economic activity across the city and state,” said Senator Collins. “From education, to preservation, to cultural tourism and commemorative events, Massachusetts will continue to be a national voice in celebrating our common values as Americans.
“Massachusetts played an important role in the American Revolution and the founding of our nation,” said Rep. Biele. “This legislation will honor those many contributions with commemorative celebrations in cities and towns across the Commonwealth, reminding us of our important history, educating our youth about our shared American values, and driving economic opportunities for culture, travel and tourism.”
This bill received a public hearing earlier this legislation session, and received a favorable report and recommendation from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.