It’s shocking that there is no official National Firefighters day. There should be one!
Since 2001 there has been a circulating email petition, which is nice, but it doesn’t get anything done.
To really get the ball rolling on National Firefighters day, please email your senator. In Illinois: Barak Obama and Dick Durbin. If you are not in Illinois, check out this site for other senators: http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/.
Here’s what I wrote, feel free to use it in any way:
Did you know that there is no annual National Firefighters Day? We should have a day to honor these brave men every year. Please consider starting a bill institute a permanent National Firefighters Day. A little bit of background: In 1991 President Bush and in 1993 President Clinton both declared a National Firefighters Day, but neither of these proclamations established a permanent, annual day of honor for firefighters.
Please give us a National Firefighters Day to remember firefighters every year, not just 1991 and 1993.
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