Senate passes Kowall resolution proclaiming Michigan Patriot Week

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LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Senate on Thursday approved a resolution sponsored by Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall designating Sept. 11 through Sept. 17     as “Michigan Patriot Week.”

“The Legislature recognizes that understanding American history and America’s First Principles are indispensable to the survival of our republic as a free people,” said Kowall, R-White Lake. “I urge citizens, schools, government agencies, municipalities, and other organizations to recognize and participate in Patriot Week so that all may offer the respect that is due to our free republic.”

Senate Resolution 88 states: “In great reverence to the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the Legislature acknowledges that American citizens must take time to honor the First Principles, founders, documents, and symbols of their history.”

Kowall’s guest Thursday was Chris Heisler of the United States Honor Flag.

“It is my honor to have Chris Heisler and the United States Honor Flag here today,” Kowall said. “Since September 2001, the United States Honor Flag has paid tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting our lives, our homes and our country, and also those who currently serve our communities and our nation.

“The Honor Network was founded on the conviction that every person who is committed in service to our communities and country deserves the support of every single American, and that an increase in American patriotism is vital in keeping our great nation united.”

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