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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 20, 2019 03:51 PM
From: Representative Karen Boback
To: All House members
Subject: Remembrance Day - September 11th
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would establish September 11th as Remembrance Day. This bill would allow for a moment of silence in public schools at the beginning of the school day, as well as at the beginning of any public meetings being held throughout the Commonwealth, every September 11th. This would be in recognition of the horrible events our country experienced on that day in 2001.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001 our country suffered the worst ever attacks on our own citizens on our own soil. In a series of four coordinated attacks by the terrorist group al-Qaeda, 2,997 people were killed and over 6,000 others were injured. In addition, there were also 8 EMTs/Paramedics, 60 police officers, and 343 firemen who were lost on that terrible day. Many more first responders that assisted with rescue efforts that day have lost their lives in the passing months and years to 9/11 related cancer and respiratory diseases. It is important that we never forget this terrible day in our nation’s history and those who lost their lives as a result of the actions taken against us.

This legislation would model the recent legislation passed by the state of New York and signed into law by its Governor, The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo.

Please join me in cosponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as HB2100