Limerick Township’s Rep. Joe Ciresi Seeks to Fine-Tune the State Image

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State Rep. Joe Ciresi.

State Rep. Joe Ciresi, a Limerick Township resident, plans to introduce a bill to change the official song of Pennsylvania. CBS Pittsburgh scored the story.

The current anthem, elevated to represent the commonwealth in 1990, is a piece appropriately called Pennsylvania.

Its text reads:

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania;

Mighty is your name;

Seeped in glory and tradition

Object of acclaim;

Where brave men fought the foe of freedom

Tyranny decried;

‘Til the bell of independence

Filled the countryside.

The state song is rarely heard other than during gubernatorial election season.

Ciresi seeks something that he believes better embodies Pennsylvania’s spirit.

His informed opinion may result from his professional connections within Montgomery County.

In addition to his legislative duties, Ciresi serves on the board of directors at the Community Music School in Trappe and is on the steering committee of Pottstown’s Steel River Playhouse, where, according to his website, he occasionally performs.

Further, his former occupation was as advertising sales director at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

More on the locally led search for a new state song is at CBS Pittsburgh.


Pennsylvania’s current state song.

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