The Sun Chronical
Posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016 12:00 am
FIRST RESPONDER DAY (H 4161) - The House and Senate both approved a bill designating the day before Patriots Day as First Responder Day. Patriots Day falls annually on the third Monday of April. Further approval in each branch is needed before the bill goes to Gov. Charlie Baker. Supporters said this will honor these police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders who save lives. They argued the day before Patriots' Day is an appropriate one because the Boston Marathon Bombing took place on Patriots' Day and first responders saved many lives on that day in 2013.