(Washington, D.C.) Ten members of Congress have signed onto a resolution that, “encourages the people of the United States, federal, state, and local governments, and interested groups to observe Elvis Presley Day.”
Elvis Presley’s was born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, MS.
The resolution was the idea of Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C).
Kissell told the L.A. Times Presley’s “impact on rock music, our culture and our nation is long overdue to be recognized,” Kissell said in a letter to colleagues. “The story of Elvis is, in part, the story of the American Dream: answering the call of our nation and joining our military. Lifting himself up from poverty to become a successful entertainer, followed by billions across the globe. Giving back to the nation through charity benefits and free concerts.”
The day would not mean time off of work or out of school but merely a recognition of the King of Rock and Roll
What do you think of the idea?