The Fellowship of Christian Firefighters has a petition on the White House “We the People” Web site asking President Obama to declare the second Sunday in September a Day of Remembrance and Prayer for First Responders. For the President and his staff to respond, the petition must get 100,000 online signatures by May 11, 2014.
The second Sunday in September was selected in remembrance of those who gave their lives on 9/11. On that day, the hearts around the nation changed concerning first responders. There have been so many incidents since that tragedy; it is time to request a day to be set aside to remember those who gave and those who currently serve their communities.
This is the way the White House requires the petition, and the steps are as follow.
- Go to the Web site https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/
- Create an account by entering in your email address and your name. Do not click on the box unless you want e-mails from the Obama administration
- An e-mail will be sent to you to confirm that you wish to make an account. On that email will be a password that you use when you log in for the first time.
- Once you log in, change your password to something you can actually remember.
- After you have an account, go to https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/declare-second-sunday-september-national-day-remembrance-and-prayer-first-responders/gwHrxCSQ
- After the petition gets 150 votes, it will be placed on public view for everyone to see when they log in.
Please share with your family, friends, co-workers, other chiefs in the surrounding area, CERT members, Explorers, city and county governments, churches, etc. The minimum age requirement is 13.
If you have any questions, please call Ann Christmas at 314-620-7907 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org