Create a Franco-American Holiday, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day June 24th in Woonsocket, RI

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At one point in time Woonsocket, Rhode Island was filled with French Canadian immigrants moving down from Quebec to work in the textile factories. During that time the city was filled mostly with Francophones, over half of the population in fact spoke French, and for some family that is all they spoke. Now let's think about that for a second, there was a point in time where people were born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and only spoke French there whole life in an English speaking country. I bet some of you didn't know that I bet some of you didn't know how big of a role Franco-Americans played in creating a strong economy for not only Woonsocket but all of New England. The goal is to get the city of Woonsocket to mark the 24th of June as Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day in relation to Quebec. French is still spoken in Woonsocket, and like me, there are many people who still have a strong connection to our French Canadian heritage. We would love to see the city recognize this day again because it would mean so much to our history and are current Franco-American population.  By signing this you are helping me show the city council this is something that can not be forgotten!  It would mean so much to us if you took the time to sign this petition. Merci!