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Ahead of 21st Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, Shaheen Introduces Resolution to Recognize 9/11 as a National Day of Service

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a resolution today recognizing September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and encouraging the American public to volunteer in a charitable service of their choosing on or around the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. They were joined by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Angus King (D-ME) and Susan Collins (R-ME).

“Every September 11th, we grieve the 2,977 lives taken too soon and we remember the sacrifice and bravery of American heroes who sprang into action that day. We also honor the selfless service and sacrifice of the thousands of U.S. service members, diplomats, and intelligence professionals who have worked tirelessly to keep our country safe in the years since that fateful day. I’m joining this bipartisan resolution to honor our first responders and brave civilians who heeded the call to action to save lives and keep our country strong,” said Senator Shaheen. “They represent the best of the American spirit, and this resolution is a testament to their courage and to our shared commitment to never forget what happened on September 11, 2001.”

Text of the resolution is available here.