Florida Senate - 2017                            (NP)    SR 1776
       By Senator Latvala
       16-00466A-17                                          20171776__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution celebrating the extraordinary service and
    3         sacrifice of Florida’s first responders and
    4         recognizing September 11-17, 2017, as “9/11 First
    5         Responder Appreciation Week” in Florida.
    7         WHEREAS, unlike people in many parts of the world, the
    8  people of this state go about their daily lives secure in the
    9  knowledge that they enjoy the protection of first responders who
   10  stand ready to come to their assistance at any time of night or
   11  day, and
   12         WHEREAS, first responders include law enforcement officers,
   13  firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, active
   14  duty military personnel, and members of the armed forces
   15  reserves and National Guard, and
   16         WHEREAS, first responders do not hesitate to risk their own
   17  lives in order to save the lives of others, and their commitment
   18  to continued training, skill enhancement, and inter-agency
   19  coordination makes these professionals invaluable in efforts to
   20  maintain peace and order, and
   21         WHEREAS, while tragic events like those of 9/11, when 414
   22  first responders lost their lives attempting to save others,
   23  bring wide recognition to these noble men and women, it is
   24  incumbent on all Floridians to remember our first responders and
   25  acknowledge their service on a daily basis, and
   26         WHEREAS, it is fitting that we set aside a special time to
   27  join Remember Honor Support in recognizing Florida’s 9/11 first
   28  responders and encourage expressions of appreciation and
   29  encouragement to, and acts of kindness and prayer for, these
   30  heroes, NOW, THEREFORE,
   32  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   34         That the extraordinary service and sacrifice of Florida’s
   35  first responders is celebrated and September 11-17, 2017, is
   36  recognized as “9/11 First Responder Appreciation Week” in
   37  Florida.