State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today introduced a resolution declaring the week of Sept. 11-17 as Patriot Week in the state of Michigan.
The week serves both as remembrance for the victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and recognition of events that led to the signing of the Constitution of The United States of America by delegates of the Constitutional Convention, which took place Sept. 17, 1787.
“There is a great deal of history tied into this week as it relates to our country,” said Berman. “We must never forget what happened 18 years ago in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. Not only the lives lost, but the acts of heroism from first responders and regular citizens that saved many more. It’s important during a week like this to reflect on what America and its great people are all about.”
The resolution calls for citizens, educational institutions, government agencies, municipalities and business organizations to recognize and participate in Patriot Week by honoring and remembering these moments of history in the timeline of our free republic.
HR 153 was overwhelmingly approved via voice vote by the Michigan House following introduction. Berman is also planning to introduce legislation making Patriot Week an annual observance.