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ACR-102 California Firefighters Memorial Day.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 102
CHAPTER 155

Relative to California Firefighters Memorial Day.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 09, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


ACR 102, Fox. California Firefighters Memorial Day.
This measure would proclaim October 11, 2014, as California Firefighters Memorial Day.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, For over a decade, the California Firefighters Memorial, located on the grounds of the State Capitol, has served to commemorate firefighters who unwaveringly serve California with pride, courage, and honor; and
WHEREAS, The California Firefighters Memorial is a symbol of gratitude and appreciation to the men and women of the fire service who put their lives on the line each day to protect the people, property, and beauty of this great state; and
WHEREAS, The California Firefighters Memorial is also a place of remembrance for our state’s fallen firefighters, and a gathering place where surviving family members and their communities are strengthened by the power of remembering each fallen firefighter’s ultimate sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, Each of the over 1,200 names engraved on the brushed limestone walls of the California Firefighters Memorial is a tribute to the finest and bravest who have made the ultimate sacrifice as firefighters; and
WHEREAS, Many of the fallen firefighters whose names adorn the California Firefighters Memorial suffered and ultimately succumbed to diseases, such as cancer, as a result of the hazardous nature of their work, including routine exposure to toxic chemicals; and
WHEREAS, On October 11, 2014, firefighters and their families from throughout the state will gather in Sacramento with their fellow Californians for the 2014 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony to honor the men and women of the fire service who have given their lives in service to California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby proclaims October 11, 2014, as Firefighters Memorial Day, and urges Californians to remember firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty and to express their appreciation to those firefighters who continue to protect us; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.