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March 2009

(Above) Assembly Concurrent Resolution Number 24 adopted and passed by the Assembly of the Californian State Legislature on 13 March 1963 concerning St Patrick’s Day. The Assembly of the State of California resolves to pay homage to St Patrick, described as a “simple and sublime young man, with an atmosphere of Heaven about him” and to “transmit a suitably prepared copy of this resolution to the Honorable Eamon de Valera, President of Eire; [and] the Honorable Sean Lemass, Prime Minister of Eire”.

(NAI, Department of the Taoiseach, S 6716B/63)