Every day we are blessed to live in a free land where someone is always looking out for our safety. Peace and freedom are something we donít have to worry about because it has already been fought for, and earned by our armed forces at home and abroad. The men and women who work long hours in order to ensure our safety on a daily basis have earned the respect of a grateful nation.
To honor these men and women for their steadfast devotion, the Ohio House of Representatives passed recently House Bill 244.
The tenth day of November is designated as Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder, and Dual Service Recognition Day for individuals who have served, or who are serving, in the armed services and also have served, or who are serving, as a police officer or other first responder. These individuals, twice the servants, shall be recognized and honored on the tenth day of November.
(ORC 5.28 Armed Services, Peace Officer, First Responder, and Dual Service Recognition Day. Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 244, ß1, eff. 2/15/2016.)
For many of our military personnel, not only do they make a selfless sacrifice to defend our country, but many of these individuals return home to serve as a police officer, firefighter or other first responder. These men and women put their lives on the line daily and continue to do so once they return from service.
Tony Burkley, State Representative, 82nd District
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