OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, has filed Senate Bill 2, which would require Oklahoma educational institutions to provide students with an understanding of the history and meanings of the Thanksgiving holiday.
“It is important for all students to understand the importance of our nation’s history, including the role Thanksgiving plays in forming our country,” Dahm said. “These significant proclamations date back to our founding fathers, and students reading or hearing them leading up to Thanksgiving will give them a better understanding of what the holiday truly means historically.”
The measure includes five proclamations to be read or heard by students in Oklahoma’s public school districts, public charter schools, virtual charter schools, career and technology schools, and higher education institutions. The list includes:
Dahm filed this legislation last year, but it did not complete the legislative process. SB 2 can be heard when the 59th Legislature convenes on Feb. 6.
For more information, contact: Sen. Nathan Dahm at 405-521-5551 or email Nathan.Dahm@oksenate.gov.