Family members of those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will join State Rep. Steve Santarsiero (D-31) in Harrisburg next week to encourage lawmakers to incorporate the events of that day into school curriculums statewide.The resolution encouraging schools to teach students about the events of Sept. 11 will be considered by the House on Tuesday.
Eighteen Bucks County residents died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 12 years ago.
House resolution 382 commemorates the lives lost and recognizes the significance of the day in American history.
“Given the enormous historical significance of these events and the considerable impact they have had upon America's political and cultural life, the Commonwealth's school districts should incorporate these events into their government, social studies and history curriculums at the elementary, middle school and high school levels,” the resolution reads.
Pennsylvania’s official Sept. 11 memorial, the Garden of Reflection, is located in Bucks County.
“Consistent with the enlightened intentions of these commemorative efforts, this Commonwealth's policymakers must ensure that present and future generations of students are taught the importance and gravity of the events that occurred on this most significant historical date in American history and of this country's enduring victorious spirit and commitment to fighting terrorism and spreading the cause of freedom around the world,” the resolution continues.
Santarsiero has not released the official list of victims’ family members who will be joining him in the capital next week.