Friday, April 3, 2009

Georgia House Passes Confederate History Month Bill

House votes to honor Confederate history

Associated Press
April 1, 2009 5:34 PM ET

ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia House has voted to designate April Confederate Heritage and History month.

The House's vote Wednesday follows a Senate vote a few weeks ago to celebrate the Confederate States of America. Under the program, governments, schools, businesses and Georgia residents would be encouraged to participate in programs throughout the month.

Supporters pitched it as a boon to the state's tourism industry that would encourage visitors to come to Georgia's Civil War battlefield sites.

The bill would go to Gov. Sonny Perdue if the Senate signs off on minor changes.

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