This is an excellent idea......and to have come from a teenager....just think!!!!!!!! An idea from the son of a 9/11 firefighter... So before you delete this, just remember that this is a 14 year-old boy who lost his father on September 11th. All you're asked t o do is type, point and click. He's got a really great idea, keep reading.

Hello, I lost my Dad on September 11th; he was Chief Edward Geraghty, Battalion 9, New York City Fire Department. He lost his life with many other heroes that day, victims of the terrorists. Firefighters from all over have come to the aid and rescue of the tragedy in New York and Washington , D.C. Many firefighters lost their lives to save someone else's. The truth of the matter is, they do this every single day. They truly are heroes. I know many people feel helpless, especi ally those who li ve far from NYC and D.C. We all want to do something to show our appreciation, our support! I think we can... In honor of the bravery, courage and determination of American firefighters, there should be a day in our nation to celebrate and appreciate their hard-work and never-ending passion for saving lives.. I think we should honor all those other heroes who still live today.

I'm starting a petition for a National Firefighters Day. Will you help make every September 11th 'National Firefighters Day'?

Please join me! Thank you, Connor Geraghty, age 14, Rockville Centre , New York .. (I Love U, DAD!!)

PS: When this list reaches 500 names, please send it back to me
At ceg8587@aol.com

Instructions: To add your name, click forward, add your name at the bottom of the list. Send it to all you know. OR...COPY AND PASTE INTO A NEW MAIL...ADD YOUR NAME.

1. Jon M. LeValley

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Captain CJ Knapp - Hudson Falls Vol. Fire Dept. - Hudson Falls, NY
I have a petition somewhere on here already wanting to do that. You might be able to find it somewhere. If not let me know and ill send you the link.
Haylee Sutherland
Raymond F. Banaszak
William Sharp
Amber Podsiadlo
Marshall Flick
cory p poore haywood v.f.d.
The issue I have with any national holiday, is that very quickly the true reason for having it is lost. Many will simply see it as a day off school or work and a chance to get togther and drink or whatever they do on a day off!

Very few (when you consider the size/proportion of the population) will truly maintain a vigelance and memory of what the holiday is all about or how it came about.
Very true Luke, what is the general view of Australia Day after all? A day off work making a long weekend. That's the way I always looked at it as well - but then I'm biased, for me Anzac Day defines the country. It's observed on the day it falls, not moved around to make a long weekend for people.

Not that this petition has anything to do with us personally anyway...
William Finnelli, USN
John L. VanAuken NPRFD

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