Text: H.J.Res.42 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 107-51 (10/16/2001)

 
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Public Law 107-51
107th Congress

                            Joint Resolution


 
Memorializing fallen firefighters by lowering the American flag to half-
 staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in 
    Emmitsburg, Maryland. <<NOTE: Oct. 16, 2001 -  [H.J. Res. 42]>> 

Whereas 1,200,000 men and women comprise the American fire and emergency 
    services;

Whereas the fire and emergency services is considered one of the most 
    dangerous jobs in the United States;

Whereas fire and emergency services personnel respond to over 16 million 
    emergency calls annually, without reservation and with little regard 
    for their personal safety;

Whereas fire and emergency services personnel are the first to respond 
    to an emergency, whether it involves a fire, medical emergency, 
    spill of hazardous materials, natural disaster, act of terrorism, or 
    transportation accident;

Whereas approximately one-third of all active fire and emergency 
    personnel suffer debilitating injuries annually; and

Whereas approximately 100 fire and emergency services personnel die 
    annually in the line of duty: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress <<NOTE: 36 USC 151302 note.>>  assembled, 
That each year, the American flags on all Federal office buildings will 
be lowered to half-staff in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters 
Memorial Service in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

    Approved October 16, 2001.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.J. Res. 42 (S.J. Res. 18):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 147 (2001):
            Oct. 2, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 4, considered and passed Senate.

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