Thurmont, Md. Mayor Marty Burns has proposed a resolution to make English the official language of the town, joining a growing number of towns, counties and states to focus on the common language of all Americans. Burns’s proposal, which was introduced at a June 16 board meeting, follows successful efforts in the nearby town of Walkersville, Md., as well as Frederick County, where Thurmont is located.

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U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( ) now has more than 2 million members.