Tuesday, September 11, 2012: Michigan Day of Service and RemembranceWHEREAS, the events of September 11, 2001 instantly transformed the lives of countless people of all ages, from all walks of life throughout our great state and nation; and,
WHEREAS, events of immense tragedy spurred an unprecedented, historic bonding of Americans, unifying the country in an outpouring of national spirit, pride, selflessness, generosity and service; and,
WHEREAS, many brave people heroically and courageously participated in difficult and dangerous rescue and recovery efforts, in some cases putting their own well-being at risk; on March 19, 2009, the U.S. Congress passed bipartisan legislation authorizing the establishment of September 11 as a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance; and,
WHEREAS, on this day, we join with the Michigan Community Service Commission to encourage citizens of the Great Lakes State to honor the victims of September 11 and the many who rose in response to the attacks by engaging in acts of community and charitable service;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, September 11, 2012 as Michigan Day of Service and Remembrance.