Summary: S.Res.656 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/11/2008)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Recognizes September 11, 2008, as a day of solemn commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001.

Offers condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of the innocent victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Honors the heroic service, actions, and sacrifices of first responders, law enforcement personnel, state and local officials, volunteers, and others who aided the victims and, in doing so, risked and often gave their own lives.

Recognizes the service, actions, and sacrifices of U.S. personnel who have given so much to support our freedom and defend our security.

Reaffirms that the people of the United States will never forget the challenges our country endured on and since September 11, 2001, and will work to defeat those who attacked us.