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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 8, 2021 11:15 AM
From: Representative Joe Ciresi
To: All House members
Subject: Making Veterans Day a School Holiday
Veterans Day in America is celebrated annually on November 11. Initially created to commemorate the end of World War I, since 1954 Veterans Day has been an official holiday to honor all of the military veterans who served in defense of our country.
While federal, bank, and state workers in Pennsylvania are allowed off work to observe Veterans Day, schools are not required to close. It is my belief that all public schools should treat Veterans Day with the same reverence as they do other holidays such as Memorial Day and Thanksgiving, requiring schools to be closed. My legislation will require all public schools in Pennsylvania to mark Veterans Day as a school holiday to continue to show our respect for these brave Americans.
Please join me in co-sponsoring legislation that honors our veterans for their patriotism and willingness to serve for the common good.

Introduced as HB707