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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 17, 2019 09:47 AM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano and Sen. Patrick J. Stefano
To: All Senate members
Subject: Observance of 9/11 in Schools
In the near future, we intend to introduce the following legislation, and we invite you to join us as a co-sponsor:

Observance of 9/11 in Schools.

It is disheartening that there is no official observance of Sept. 11th in our Commonwealth’s schools, and that the horrific events of this day – which will never be forgotten by Americans across the country – are not memorialized by Pennsylvania students.

The vast majority of children currently attending our schools were not alive in 2001 when the worst terrorist attack on American soil occurred.

Pennsylvania’s role should never be forgotten, evidenced by the sacred ground of Shanksville and the heroic sacrifices that transpired there.

Our legislation will simply establish a moment of silence in our schools coinciding with the anniversary of Sept. 11th, in remembrance of the thousands of civilians and emergency responders who lost their lives – or were wounded – that day.

The United States military continues to fight our enemies as an aftermath of that tragic event.

Our bill will ensure that our pupils always remember and never forget about 9/11.

We hope you will join us in co-sponsoring this legislation. Please contact Scot Pitzer in Senator Mastriano's office (717-787-4651) or Jake Gery in Senator Stefano's office with any questions (717-787-7175).

Introduced as SB869