HARRISBURG – The House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee has unanimously passed legislation authored by state Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) that would recognize Sept. 11 of each year as September 11th Remembrance Day.
“On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, our country suffered the worst ever attacks on our own citizens on our own soil. In a series of four coordinated strikes by the terrorist group al-Qaeda, 2,997 people were killed and over 6,000 others were injured,” said Boback. “It is important that we never forget this day in our nation’s history and those who lost their lives as a result of the actions taken against us.”
House Bill 2100
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 Sept. 11 in recognition of the tragic events the country experienced on that day in 2001. “My generation vividly remembers that horrific day in our history. This legislation would create a teachable moment for generations to come,” Boback said.
The bill now goes to the full House for consideration.
Questions about this or any state government issue should be directed to Boback’s Dallas district office at 570-675-6000 or her Tunkhannock office at 570-836-4777.
Representative Karen Boback
117th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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