‘Patriot Week’ in Michigan

LANSING – The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a resolution co-sponsored by Sen. John Proos to designate the week of Sept. 11th through Sept. 17th as “Patriot Week.”

“I support this initiative to set aside a week to salute the courage, dedication and service of our firefighters, police officers and brave soldiers who protect our Southwest Michigan communities and the entire nation,” said Proos R-St. Joseph. “During this time, we will also remember those Americans who were lost on September 11, 2011.”

The Senate also approved Senate Bill 282 in May that would designate seven days every year as Patriot Week, running from Sept. 11 to Constitution Day – the anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

“I encourage all citizens, schools and other organizations to commemorate the occasion and celebrate the American spirit,” Proos said. “It is that spirit that brought us together as neighbors on September 12th, made us forget our differences and reminded us that we are all Americans first.”