Delawareans To Honor Soldiers and 9/11 Victims

by Dave on September 10, 2010

Governor Jack Markell has ordered flags flying on state facilities to be lowered to half staff beginning on Friday afternoon through Sunday in observance of Patriot Day.

This Saturday marks the ninth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Each year on Patriot Day, Americans remember the victims who were killed in the attacks and honor the sacrifices made by hundreds of rescue workers.

“Those of us old enough to remember will never forget where we were on September 11, 2001 when a terrorist attack against our nation claimed thousands of lives,” said Markell. “It’s a date seared in our collective consciousness—memories as fresh today as they were years ago.”

The 144th Delaware General Assembly has also designated September 11th as Delaware Emergency Responders Day to recognize the important role that emergency responders provide throughout the first state and to urge citizens to cooperate with public safety personnel. House Joint Resolution 23, sponsored by Representative Deborah Hudson and Senator Patricia Blevins on behalf of all State Representatives and Senators, asks citizens to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the 2001 attacks.

Governor Markell will also honor the sacrifice of our soldiers by signing House Bill 472, which establishes March 30 as Vietnam Veterans Day. State Representatives Bobby Outten, Earl Jaques and David Wilson and Senators Joe Booth, George Howard Bunting and Dori Connor sponsored the bill. The signing will take place at 9:30 a.m on Saturday at the Kent County Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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