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ACR-127 September 11, 2001.(2001-2002)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 127
CHAPTER 33

Relative to September 11, 2001.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  April 22, 2002. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 127, Oropeza. September 11, 2001.
This measure would recognize September 11 of each year as a Day of Remembrance and Service and would call upon Californians to participate in appropriate observances to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

WHEREAS, On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four separate flights all bound for California, and carrying 266 people; and
WHEREAS, All four flights crashed with no survivors; and
WHEREAS, These acts of terrorism caused the destruction of the two prominent World Trade Center towers, nearby buildings, a portion of the Pentagon building, and four airline jets, and the loss of innocent American lives and countless injuries to many others; and
WHEREAS, More than 3,000 people died in the September 11 attacks in New York, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania, including people from more than 60 countries; and
WHEREAS, The scale of destruction and loss of life is unimaginable and horrific, and all Californians join with the American public in pouring out their hearts in grief and sympathy for the family and friends of those who have perished or suffered injuries in the profound tragedy; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature salutes and remembers the hundreds of heroic men and women of the police and fire departments, the paramedics, and medical personnel at the disaster sites, who put their personal safety at risk and lost their lives or were seriously injured in their courageous efforts to protect and serve their fellow citizens; and
WHEREAS, The Legislature recognizes the support and acts of service performed by Californians, including sending letters, signing banners, donating blood, contributing money, offering food, providing supplies, and grieving as a diverse, yet united nation; and
WHEREAS, It is fitting at this point in history for all Americans to remind themselves that the United States is a nation of healing, hope, and resilience; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California recognizes September 11 of each year as a Day of Remembrance and Service, and calls upon all Californians to participate in appropriate observances to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as a symbol of our love for them, their families, and our own communities, cities, and nation; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages freedom-loving Californians to honor the memory of those who died by observing September 11 with an act of service for fellow Californians, whether that act is donating blood, visiting a nursing or veterans’ home, volunteering at a children’s hospital, mentoring neighborhood students, donating clothes to a homeless shelter, or some other act of giving; and be it further
Resolved, That California, firm in purpose and direct in its response, will thereby help our neighbors in time of need, work together for peace, and safeguard our legacy of freedom; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.