WHEREAS, Go out of your way to get in touch with your neighbors. Ring doorbells and say "Hello." These are but some of the things we each can do to learn more about the people in our communities; and
WHEREAS, In 1993, Westerly became the first town in the Ocean State to declare the Sunday before Memorial Day to be NEIGHBOR DAY, and the State of Rhode Island swiftly followed its splendid example. Hopefully national and international recognition of this special day will make its ideals a reality for all; and
WHEREAS, While respect and justice for all is often upon our lips, it will take a strong personal commitment by each and every one of us to actualize this dream; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby declares May 19, 1996 to be NEIGHBOR DAY IN RHODE ISLAND. It is so important that all Rhode Islanders learn that the most important moral obligation we all share is to LOVE THY NEIGHBOR"; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Mary Jane DiMaio, MJD ENTERPRISES.