WASHINGTON – Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) today introduced a bipartisan resolution designating the week of Sept. 11 through Sept. 17 as Patriot Week.
Patriot Week honors the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, celebrates Constitution Day on Sept. 17 and encourages students to delve deeper into American history.
“The first responders and other heroes who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 exemplify the American spirit. We must always reflect on their sacrifice and on the reverence for life and liberty anchored in our Constitution. Patriot Week helps tell America’s story, a story that we can’t afford to forget,” said Kennedy.
“Patriot Week is an important way to encourage everyone to engage in civics, learn more about the events that shaped our history, and recognize the values and freedoms that define who we are as Americans. Particularly in these difficult times, it’s important that everyone reflect on the spirit of America. It is that spirit that has guided our nation through difficult periods in our history—and it is that same spirit that will allow us to persevere through today’s challenges. I am thankful for all of Judge Warren’s efforts to spearhead this movement, and I am proud to partner with him and Senator Kennedy on this important resolution,” said Peters.
More than 10 states have officially recognized Patriot Week through gubernatorial proclamations and legislative resolutions.