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WASHINGTON – The Senate today passed Sens. John Kennedy (R-La.) and Gary Peters’ (D-Mich.) resolution designating the week of Sept. 11 through Sept. 17, 2022 as Patriot Week. 

Patriot Week honors the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, celebrates Constitution Day and encourages students to delve into American history.

“Patriot Week celebrates what the American spirit is all about and encourages us to reflect on the people who shaped our nation. We will always remember the victims who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 and the many sacrifices first responders made that day. Patriot Week helps tell America’s story—a story that we can’t afford to forget,” said Kennedy.

“More than 21 years since the horrific Sept. 11th terrorist attacks on our nation, we must never forget how Americans rallied together to unite in the face of such tragedy. Patriot Week provides folks with an opportunity to honor those we lost on Sept. 11th, reflect on our nation’s history, engage in civics, and embrace the values and ideals that define who we are as a nation. I was proud to again work with Senator Kennedy to lead this bipartisan, annual recognition in the Senate, and am thankful to Judge Warren and his daughter for their efforts to help spearhead this movement,”said Peters. 

More than 10 states have officially recognized Patriot Week through gubernatorial proclamations and legislative resolutions.

Full text of the resolution is available here.