When Is National Ellis Island Family History Day 2017
By official proclamation of our nation’s governors, April 17 has been designated as “Ellis Island Family History Day.” Under the auspices of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. and the National Genealogical Society, the day has been set aside annually to recognize the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island immigrants and their descendants.
What Is National Ellis Island Family History Day
If your family came into the United States through Ellis Island and told you how they landed, how much (or little) money they had and how they got their humble beginnings, then you know the importantce of Ellis Island Family History Day.
Well Arrow Shirt Company ~ The Authentic American Brand created the “We are Ellis Island” campaign which is raising money to restore dilapidated buildings on the south side of Ellis Island. Through association with Save Ellis Island, the Arrow brand is committed to preserving Ellis Island with the help of the National Park Service. Arrow launched the website www.WeAreEllisIsland.com for visitors to post their family stories, share inspiring stories of hope, courage and perseverance, all in the name of living out the great American dream. When you visit We Are Ellis Island you can read these stories and donate money to the causes Arrow committed to donate 1% of its wholesale sales to the project. To learn more about Arrow, visit Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.