WHEREAS, "Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding." In choosing the violet (Viola Palmata) one hundred years ago to symbolize the wondrous diversity of the natural beauty that makes Rhode Island the truly unique place that it is, public school children in May of 1897 selected a flower whose richness of color and delicate texture captures both the glory of life and its equally fragile nature; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby commemorates the centennial anniversary of the adoption of the Violet (Viola Palmata) as the official flower of the State of Rhode Island; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized
and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution
to the Rhode Island Wild Plant Society.