9-11 Remembrance Day


WHEREAS, on September 11, 2001, nearly three thousand innocent men, women, and children lost their lives in a tragic act of terror; and

WHEREAS, amid danger and uncertainty, countless civilians and first responders risked their lives to search through the wreckage of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania; and

WHEREAS,the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, designated September 11 to be observed as an annual “National Day of Service and Remembrance;” and

WHEREAS, on this National Day of Service and Remembrance, Virginians are encouraged to participate in service projects throughout the Commonwealth; and 

WHEREAS, Virginians join people from across the country and around the world in remembering and honoring the victims and heroes of this day 13 years ago;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 11, 2014, as 9/11 REMEMBERANCE DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.