Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today announced passage of a resolution commemorating the 2012 National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
"In its 17-year history, this parade has provided a wonderful opportunity to rejoice in the unique heritage of the Puerto Rican people," said Silver. "I applaud the Assembly for recognizing and commending this annual event."
"The strength and pride of New York's Puerto Rican community will be on display at the Puerto Rican Day Parade this weekend," said Assemblyman Felix Ortiz. "I am proud to be joining with thousands of marchers and millions of spectators in this celebration."
"This parade typifies the ethnic pride and cultural diversity of the Puerto Rican people," said Assemblyman Peter Rivera. "Joining in the festivities, and, in particular, celebrating this community's educational and intellectual achievements will bring me great joy."
"Countless New Yorkers will march in and celebrate alongside the National Puerto Rican Day parade this Sunday," said Assemblyman Karim Camara. "I look forward to joining this celebration of the numerous contributions of the Puerto Rican people and I am pleased to see the Assembly recognizing the event today."
Since 1995, the National Puerto Rican Day Parade has offered a chance for those from across the region and country to celebrate the achievements and contributions of the Puerto Rican people.
Click here to view the Assembly Resolution commemorating the 17th annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade