A resolution encouraging schools to teach students about the events of Sept. 11, introduced by State Rep. Steve Santarsiero, passed the house Tuesday.
"Given the enormous significance of September 11, 2001, in American history, with the great loss of life that occurred in New York City, at the Pentagon in Virginia, and in a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, I believe we should encourage Pennsylvania’s school districts to teach this subject matter to our students," said Santarsiero, D-Bucks.
House resolution 382 commemorates the lives lost and recognizes the significance of the day in American history. The resolution honors the 58 Pennsylvania residents who died during the attacks, including 18 from Bucks County.
Santarsiero was joined in delivering the resolution by Bucks County residents Tara Bane-Dellacorte, Russa Steiner and Ellen Saracini, who each lost their husbands in the Sept. 11 attacks, as well as Grace Godshalk, who lost her son.