Governor Signs Bills To Honor 911 Victims And First Responders

first_imgGovernor Walker will also sign HB 235 today, creating the North Star Medal, which Alaskan Governors can award to first responders who die or are seriously injured in the line of duty while protecting their fellow Alaskans. Governor Bill Walker:“The tragic events of September 11, 2001 are seared into our collective memory. I hope Alaskans will join me today in observing a moment of silence to reflect on the souls taken from us that day, and the first responders who put themselves in danger to run to the aid of others. September 11 is a time for us to renew our commitment to our American values of freedom, service, and courage.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In honor of the 2,996 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, all Alaska state flags have been ordered to be flown at half-staff, today.  The law also includes a measure to establish June 27 each year as Post Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day. It encourages Alaskans to reach out to friends and family who struggle with PTSD. Earlier this year, the Alaska State Legislature passed Senator Kevin Meyer’s SB 152, establishing September 11 each year as Patriot Day. Governor Walker will sign SB 152 into law today at Anchorage Fire Department Station #1 at 100 East 4th Avenue at 4:00 p.m.last_img

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