A group of New York lawmakers has proposed making 9/11 the nation’s 12th federal holiday.
The September 11th Day of Remembrance Act was introduced by a bipartisan group of congressmen from New York, including Rep. Anthony D’Esposito of Island Park.
Congressional experts also have speculated that some lawmakers may be concerned that making Sept. 11 a federal holiday could risk turning one of the nation’s darkest days into just another day off work.
Supporters of the bill say it will help honor, remember and commemorate all those who have lost their lives as a result of September 11th.
FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, the twin beams of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shine amid the city’s skyline, in New York. The twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won’t be beamed into the sky during the 2020 memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, because of concerns about the coronavirus and the health of work crews. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)