Bill Text: NJ SJR99 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Designates September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day."

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-10-15 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee [SJR99 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-SJR99-Introduced.html

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

No. 99

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED OCTOBER 15, 2018

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JOSEPH A. LAGANA

District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Designates September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day."

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

 


A Joint Resolution designating September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day."

 

Whereas, The attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people, injury to countless others, and the disruption of innumerable lives; and

Whereas, Victims of this unconscionable act included civilians, government workers, military personnel, airline passengers and crew members, police officers, firefighters, and paramedics; and

Whereas, The events of September 11, 2001 brought to the forefront the courageous deeds performed by members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel, and caused the citizens of the State of New Jersey to take notice of their acts of heroism; and

Whereas, Members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel throughout the State are called upon to serve and protect their fellow citizens, acting heroically to save the lives of others in spite of the clear danger to their own lives; and

Whereas, Members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel are routinely subjected to dangerous situations, called upon to work overtime without proper rest, and spend time away from their families and loves ones; and

Whereas, Since the terrorist attacks on this Nation on September 11, 2001, members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel throughout the State have been called upon to make even greater sacrifices to ensure the safety and security of Americans; and

Whereas, It is fitting and proper that the State of New Jersey recognize September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day," to salute the contributions of members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel to the security and well-being of this State; now, therefore,

 

     Be It Resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    a.   September 11th of each year shall be designated as "Heroes Day" in New Jersey to salute the contributions of members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel to the security and well-being of this State.

     b.    The Governor shall annually issue a proclamation establishing September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day" and call upon all citizens of the State to celebrate this day with appropriate activities and programs.

 

     2.    This joint resolution shall take effect immediately.

STATEMENT

 

The attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent people, injury to countless others, and the disruption of innumerable lives.  The events of September 11, 2001 brought to the forefront the courageous deeds performed by members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel, and caused the citizens of the State of New Jersey to take notice of their acts of heroism. 

Members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel throughout the State are called upon to serve and protect their fellow citizens.  They are routinely subjected to dangerous situations and called away from their families and loves ones to save the lives of others in spite of the clear danger to their own lives. 

Since the terrorist attacks on this nation on September 11, 2001, members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel throughout the State have been called upon to make even greater sacrifices to ensure the safety and security of Americans.  It is fitting and proper that the State of New Jersey recognize September 11th of each year as "Heroes Day," to salute the contributions of members of the Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters, and emergency services personnel to the security and well-being of this State. 

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