Rep. Zeldin Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Designate 9/11 As a Federal Holiday
WASHINGTON - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a United States Army veteran, today introduced the September 11 Day Of Remembrance Act to designate 9/11 as a federal holiday. The Senate companion legislation was introduced by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R, TN) last week. Reps. Jeff Van Drew (R, NJ-2) and David Trone (D, MD-6) joined Congressman Zeldin as original cosponsors of the bipartisan House legislation.
“The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 forever changed our lives, our nation and the world. We all remember exactly where we were, what we were doing, and the emotions of devastation, anger, resolve, uncertainty and unity we felt,” said Congressman Zeldin. “As time passes, pain eases, and more and more Americans are either too young to remember or were not yet born, we cannot allow the memories to fade or fail to honor the ordinary Americans who became extraordinary heroes on that September morning and in the years that followed. Making September 11th an official Day of Remembrance will ensure that future generations recognize and appreciate the tragedy, sacrifice and resilience associated with 9/11.”
“Twenty years ago, we watched as terrorists brutally attacked our nation,” said Senator Blackburn. “The United States pledged we would never forget September 11, 2001. This legislation will uphold that promise to our heroes.”