The Foundation would like to thank Congressman Stephen Lynch (D, MA) and Congressman Peter King (R, NY) for reintroducing the Bill to establish a permanent EMS memorial in our Nation's Capital.
Please contact YOUR congressional representatives and ask them to support HR 1037.
The following statement was released by Congressman Lynch earlier this week:
"Partisanship causes gridlock in Washington, D.C. so I see a lot of value in building relationships with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. This week, I introduced a bipartisan bill alongside my friend, Pete King, a Republican from New York, who I am proud to serve alongside as co-chairs of the Task Force on Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proliferation. Our legislation, H.R. 1037, creates a National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation to establish a commemorative work on federal land in the District of Columbia to honor the ongoing commitment and sacrifice of the EMS members across the country. Each year, the 850,000 first responders of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) answer more than 30 million calls serving 22 million patients in need of life-saving care at a moment’s notice without reservation. The men and women of the EMS are our country’s first line of defense in the prevention and mitigation of risk from terrorist attacks, man-made incidents, and natural disasters. A national EMS memorial will honor the members of the EMS and memorialize the sacrifice made by first responders and their loved ones."