From Illinois Business Journal news services
SPRINGFIELD – Sen. Bill Haine, D-Alton, passed a resolution in the Illinois Senate today that designates May 14, 2015, as Statewide Police, Firefighter and First Responder Appreciation Day in Illinois.
“This resolution urges all Illinoisans to recognize and honor those who put their lives on the line every day to protect us,” said Haine. “It is important to continue to remember the hard work of all police, firefighters and first responders. Every day we go to sleep, we go to work and we depend on them to protect us. Statewide Police, Firefighter and First Responder Day celebrates the work these men and women do to keep our society safe.”
The intent of the resolution is for the members of the Illinois Senate to recognize and honor distinguished officers and citizens who devote themselves to public service, and who demonstrate great courage while providing for the care of the citizens of their community and the state.