S.J.Res. 53 (106th): A resolution to commemorate fallen firefighters by lowering the American flag to half-staff on the day of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emittsburg, Maryland


Sep 27, 2000
106th Congress, 1999–2000

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 27, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Roth Jr.
Senator from Delaware


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9/27/2000--Introduced.Requires the American flags on all Federal office buildings to be lowered to half-staff each year on the day of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service in Emittsburg, Maryland.

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The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 53” means this is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress. A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.

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Sep 27, 2000


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