November 16, 2009

Dutch American Heritage Day

Do you have Dutch ancestry? Dutch-American Heritage Day is on November 16. My Dutch ancestry can be seen on the New Netherland section of Olive Tree Genealogy website. New Netherland was owned by the Dutch, then sold to the English and became New York, so if your ancestors were early settlers in that State, you too may have Dutch ancestry.

Following is the official proclamation of President Bush, declaring November 16 1991 as Dutch-American heritage Day. Since that time November 16 has been celebrated by the US-Dutch community.

DUTCH-AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY, 1991
By the President of the United States of America, George Bush
A Proclamation

On November 16, 1776, a small American warship, the ANDREW DORIA, sailed into the harbor of the tiny Dutch island of St. Eustatius in the West Indies.


Continue reading at http://thehague.usembassy.gov/

1 comment:

Kennith Bachs said...

We definitely celebrate Dutch American Day. Over 10 million Americans of Dutch origin commemorate their legacy and the donations for their associates who have made to the trade and industry, societal and cultural life of the United States.