On September 27, 2016 Thank You First Responder (TYFRO) Co-Founders Matt Jackson and Stan Smith joined Terry Marks, CEO of Hooters of America along with Andrew Collier, brother of slain MIT police officer Sean Collier to promote National First Responders Day on Capitol Hill.
The delegation visited one on one with various members of Congress and staff in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate to discuss the need to recognize First Responders with a National Day of Recognition.
“Once we heard about Andrew Collier’s efforts it took us about two seconds to decide that we would actively support the cause of establishing a National First Responders Day. It would have taken less time but we were momentarily stunned that Andrew did not find enough support for his efforts,” said Terry Marks, CEO of Hooters. “Each and every day, and at great personal risk, First Responders protect all Americans by doing the work that many of us, if we are honest with ourselves, wonder whether we would have the courage to do. All Americans are safer because of their sacrifices, and it’s beyond time to honor those sacrifices with a special day of recognition.”
Singer songwriter Matt Jackson, Co Founder of TYFRO and the author of the Thank You First Responder National Anthem stated, “the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to listen to the people of America and declare a National Day of Recognition honoring first Responders. It’s long past time and it’s the right thing to due to say thank you to the brave women and men in America who protect us every day.”
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