HJR 2 – AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2
This concurrent resolution declares October 27, 2004 to be Boston Red Sox Day and declares September 8, 2005 to be New England Patriots Day.
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five
A RESOLUTION declaring October 27 to be Boston Red Sox Day.
Whereas, after defeating the Anaheim Angels, the Boston Red Sox played the New York Yankees in the American League Championship series; and
Whereas, after trailing 3 games to none, the Boston Red Sox engineered the greatest comeback in the history of professional sports by defeating the New York Yankees 4 games to 3; and
Whereas, after dispatching their arch rival New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox advanced to the 2004 World Series to play the St. Louis Cardinals; and
Whereas, the Boston Red Sox were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series in 1946 and 1967; and
Whereas, The Boston Red Sox exorcised their World Series ghosts by sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to none to become the 2004 World Series champions; and
Whereas, through their World Series championship, the Boston Red Sox have ended 86 years of suffering in New England; and
Whereas, after avenging a regular season loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the American Football Conference Championship Game; and
Whereas, the New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX to win their second championship in a row; and
Whereas, the New England Patriots, in the 2001, 2003, and 2004 seasons, have won 3 of the last 4 Super Bowls, and
Whereas, through their hard work, dedication, and team-first attitude, the New England Patriots have won 34 games in back-to-back championship seasons, including a record-tying 9 straight playoff games, and a record-setting 20 wins in a row at home, and
Whereas, the talents and tireless preparation of coach Bill Belichick, and the entire coaching and support staff, have resulted in excellence and superb play by the New England Patriots season after season; and
Whereas, for the outstanding example set by the New England Patriots players in demonstrating that selfless team play leads to success; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That October 27, 2004 be declared to be Boston Red Sox Day in New Hampshire and be commemorated with appropriate celebratory events; and
That September 8, 2005, be declared New England Patriots Day in New Hampshire and be commemorated with appropriate celebratory events; and
That copies of this resolution be sent by the house clerk to the Boston Red Sox organization with the request that it be prominently displayed in Fenway Park, and to the New England Patriots organization with the request that it be prominently displayed in Gillette Stadium.