Reps. Huckleberry, Ball, Constan, Hansen, Hildenbrand, Horn, Liss, Neumann, Roberts, Rogers, Slavens and Tyler offered the following resolution:
House Resolution No. 321.
A resolution to declare September 11-17, 2010, as Patriot Week in the state of Michigan.
Whereas, With great respect and recognition to the 2,993 victims of the September, 11, 2001 attacks, we begin Patriot Week in honor of their memories and through remembrance of the many documents, founding citizens and symbols of their American history; and
Whereas, On September 17 of each year Constitution and Citizenship Day is federally recognized to commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become U.S. citizens; and
Whereas, We embrace Constitution and Citizenship Day and its mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions provide education programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day; and
Whereas, During the week of September 11-17 countless organizations an individuals will take time to honor vital figures of our nation’s past, critical writings and symbols of our country, and all else that makes America the greatest nation in our world’s history; now, therefore be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare September 11-17, 2010, as Patriot Week in the state of Michigan. We initiate the start of this celebratory week on September 11 in remembrance of the thousands that sacrificed their lives during the 2001 attacks and concluding this week of honor on September 17th, Constitution and Citizenship Day. We encourage all citizens, government entities and local municipalities, the business community, not-for-profit groups, and educational organizations throughout the state of Michigan to acknowledge and participate in this week long holiday of remembrance of American historical documents, significant founding individuals, documents, and symbols of America so that they may offer the respect and honor that is owed; and be it further
Resolved, That the copies of this resolution be transmitted to the State Board of Education, Michigan public and nonpublic schools, State Bar of Michigan, Michigan Supreme Court, Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, and Governor Jennifer M. Granholm.