FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Suffolk County moves to designate 9-11 as Patriots Remembrance Day to ensure residents never forget”
On Wednesday September 9th, freshman Legislator Anthony Piccirillo’s sponsored legislation to recognize September 11th as Patriots Remembrance Day in Suffolk County, was passed unanimously by the Suffolk County Legislature. The naming of this somber day mirrors a federal bill that was passed in 2002; calling for every September 11th to be a national day of mourning and designates each September 11th as Patriots Day.IR 1692 ensures that the 178 Suffolk County residents who lost their lives on September 11th and those who have perished since will be never be forgotten.
“I felt that it was my duty to try and help to honor those we lost nearly two decades ago on that horrible day” stated the Legislator. The Bill not only calls to honor and remember those who tragically lost their lives on September 11th 2001, but those who have died from 9-11 related illnesses as well. “Never Forgetting, means never forgetting; and now in Suffolk County it is guaranteed we will always remember” said Legislator Piccirillo.
The bill received bi-partisan support from the County Executive who issued a Certificate of Necessity to get the bill to the floor of the Legislature’s General Meeting on September 9th. Many of the Legislators co-sponsored the bill as well. “As New Yorkers, September 11th has affected all of us in this Legislative Body and County in some way, shape or form; I am glad this bill passed with unanimous bipartisan support” stated Legislator Piccirillo.
“ Please join me and my colleagues in prayer and reflection this year on Patriots Remembrance Day; for all of the innocent brave men and women who lost their lives, for their loved ones, those who witnessed the attacks in person, those who are battling and have perished from 9-11 related illnesses” said Legislator Piccirillo. “My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you” he added.