LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Last week on September 12th, State Rep. Doug Wozniak (R-Shelby Twp) introduced House Resolution 132 which declares September 11-17, 2023, as Patriot Week in the state of Michigan. It was adopted the same day.
Wozniak says the resolution, which is adopted annually by states across the country, is a time that serves to honor the enduring spirit of patriotism and civic engagement that has shaped Michigan and the United States of America, and offers an opportunity for Michiganders to reflect on the principles and values that unite the nation.
Wozniak encourages Michiganders to join the celebration and take time to appreciate the history of the country. He says, “Patriot Week renews America’s spirit by deepening our appreciation for the symbols, historical documents and events that make it the greatest nation in the world. Anchored by the key dates of September 11 – 9/11 Memorial Day – and September 17 – Constitution Day, Patriot Week serves as a reminder for us all to look back on our country’s rich history – from our Founding Fathers to the U.S. Constitution and famous historical speeches, to various versions of our nation’s flag, and more.”
In the language of the resolution, it says, “Whereas, We recognize that understanding American history is indispensable to the survival of our republic as a free people. In great reverence to the victims of the attack on September 11, 2001, we acknowledge that American citizens must take time to honor our history; and Whereas, the events that led to the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America by the delegates of the Constitutional Convention on September 17, 1787, have significance for every American. This historical occasion is honored in public schools across the nation on September 17 of each year as Constitution Day; and Whereas Exceptional, visionary and indispensable Americans founded and advanced the United States.”
The resolution goes on to discuss the Declaration of Independence and other important documents in the country’s history and the importance of the American flag and says, “We recognize that each generation needs to renew the spirit of America based on historical figures, founding documents, and symbols of America” and urges the citizens, schools, educational institutions, government agencies, municipalities, non-profit organizations, religious organizations, labor, community and business organizations to recognize and participate in Patriot Week by honoring the celebrating so that all may “offer the reverence that is due to our free republic.”