HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 16
(By Delegates Romine, Hamilton, Azinger, Kelly,
A. Evans, and Lynch)
Proclaiming the second Saturday of September, to be designated as "Heroes Day" in West Virginia in tribute to Firefighters, Law-Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Workers who are dedicated to helping those in need and protecting the public.
Whereas, Firefighters, Law-Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Workers are on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week; and
Whereas, These volunteers and professionals make numerous sacrifices and give up valuable time and energy to make sure that they are properly trained and knowledgeable within their volunteer and professional lives; and
Whereas, The Firefighters, Law-Enforcement Officers and Emergency Medical Services Workers must frequently leave family, friends and the safety of their surroundings to save a life, protect property and to prevent disasters from spreading; and
Whereas, To honor those men and women who bravely answered the call on September 11, 2001, we recognize the men and women who serve today throughout the great State of West Virginia by proclaiming the second Saturday of September "Heroes Day"; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the second Saturday of September is hereby designated as "Heroes Day".