By Senators Fraser, Bauer and Prince


         WHEREAS,  Washington is the only state named for a President; and


         WHEREAS, The people of the state of Washington take pride in being named for the Father of their Country; and


         WHEREAS, Relatively few citizens and school children are able to visit the home of George and Martha Washington at Mount Vernon, Virginia; and


         WHEREAS, Washington State is represented on the Board of Regents caring for and interpreting Mount Vernon, the nation's oldest historic preservation project; and


         WHEREAS, Individual states often make special cultural and educational gifts to Mount Vernon; and


         WHEREAS, Individuals, artists, and artisans in the state of Washington have organized to create a scale replica of Mount Vernon in Miniature; and


         WHEREAS, The scale model of George and Martha Washington's home will be exhibited in the state of Washington along with the story of the naming of Washington State for the benefit of citizens and school children; and


         WHEREAS, Mount Vernon in Miniature, with the story of Washington statehood, will eventually be presented as a gift from the people of the State of Washington to Mount Vernon, Virginia, to be in continuous use in educational programming for all visitors to Mount Vernon for generations to come; and


         WHEREAS, The official process for Washington to become a state began on Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1889;


         NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Washington salute our heroic namesake on this, his birthday, and commend and encourage the work of the people of Washington involved in the creation of Mount Vernon in Miniature as a lasting legacy for the heritage of our nation and our state.


I, Marty Brown, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1994-8681,

adopted by the Senate February 22, 1994.




Secretary of the Senate