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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate tonight unanimously approved a resolution introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the loss of the Old Man of the Mountain, New Hampshire's state symbol.
'We're pleased that the Senate approved this resolution, which is a fitting tribute to the Old Man of the Mountain,' said Shaheen and Ayotte. 'The legacy of the Old Man will live on in the hearts of the people of New Hampshire for generations to come.'
The full text of the resolution follows:
Commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the loss of the State symbol of New Hampshire, the Old Man of the Mountain:
Whereas retreating glaciers carved the White Mountains, leaving behind the Old Man of the Mountain (referred to in this preamble as the ‘‘Old Man'') as a sentinel to gaze across their granite majesty;
Whereas granite ledges formed the profile of the Old Man, framed by the sweeping curve of the shoulder of a m
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