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星期五, 4月 15, 2016

Governor Baker Declares April 17th First Responders Day

Governor Baker Declares April 17th First Responders Day
                                                                       
BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker adopted H.4161, An Act Designating theSunday Preceding the Third Monday in April as First Responder Day, and issued the following statement upon signing the bill into law:

“First responders put their own lives on the line to save others in danger, and we have a responsibility to ensure they receive strong leadership, representation and recognition on Beacon Hill,” said Governor Baker. “Every day, these brave men and women and their families provide extraordinary service to the Commonwealth. We strive to follow their example and will use this occasion every year to recommit ourselves to doing so.”

“Patriots Day brings the people of Massachusetts together around the shared history and traditions that make our region so unique,” said Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary Dan Bennett. “Our first responders are always present to guard our safety as we celebrate these traditions, and it is fitting that we have a day to officially commemorate all that they do.”

“I couldn’t think of a better time for Governor Baker to sign this legislation, and I am proud to have him joining us in remembering our first responders, especially given it is the anniversary weekend of the marathon bombings. Ever since (former Tewksbury selectman) Jerry Selissen first approached me with this idea I have been determined to see this legislation through, as a day of thanks to our first responders was long overdue,” said bill sponsor Representative James Miceli. “These men and women who serve as our firefighters, EMT, police, and more risk everything by putting on their uniforms, and I know the people of the Commonwealth will join Governor Baker and myself in showing their appreciation to our first responders, both past and present.”

This year, April 17, 2016 shall be designated as First Responders Day.