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Honoring Fallen Teachers At The National Teachers Hall Of Fame Memorial

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I and The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) are asking for your support of legislation to designate our National Memorial to Fallen Educators as a national memorial. In 2014 the NTHF dedicated the Memorial to Fallen Educators on the campus of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Since 1764, 118 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educators have lost their lives while doing what they loved – working with America’s school children. While the memorial was prompted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, we wanted to honor all the educators whose lives and stories need to be remembered. We have engraved in gold on black granite books the names, dates, and states (36) of those educators who lost their lives “in the line of duty”. Since the dedication ceremony, unfortunately, we have added four more names. Please consider calling, sending a letter or emailing your senators to help make this a reality. I have copied a form letter below for you to copy, paste, and edit. Also, please share this on Facebook and Twitter!! Thanks!
Warren Phillips, inducted in 2010

The Honorable _____________:

My name is _________, and reside in, address

The National Teachers Hall of Fame (NTHF) is asking for your support of legislation to designate our National Memorial to Fallen Educators as a national memorial. In 2014 the NTHF dedicated the Memorial to Fallen Educators on the campus of Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. Since 1764, 118 pre-kindergarten through 12th grade educators have lost their lives while doing what they loved – working with America’s school children. While the memorial was prompted by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, we wanted to honor all the educators whose lives and stories need to be remembered. We have engraved in gold on black granite books the names, dates, and states (36) of those educators who lost their lives “in the line of duty”. Since the dedication ceremony, unfortunately, we have added four more names.

Please co-sponsor and support S.2061 legislation that will designate our memorial as a National Memorial. Senator Jerry Moran, from Kansas, introduced S.2061, National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act, which has been referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The NTHF is not requesting funding, personnel, or maintenance. We are simply seeking the “national” designation from Congress so that people understand each day educators literally put their lives on the line to help their students. The memorial is a fitting tribute to those teachers, administrators, counselors, teacher’s aides, education support professionals, and school bus drivers whose lives were cut short while performing their responsibilities.

Private sources provided the funding for the Memorial to Fallen Educators. It is the only memorial of its kind to honor educators. We hope we can count on your support of the S.2061 Legislation. If you have any questions, or to co-sponsor the legislation, please contact Judd Gardner in Senator Moran’s office, . I appreciate your help and ask that you please send me a response letting me know if you will co-sponsor and support S.2016 Legislation that will designate the Memorial to Fallen Educators as a national memorial. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to provide input. Also, thank you for your continued interest and efforts to promote the NTHF.

Sincerely, _______________________

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