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St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast Honors 9/11 First Responders, Labor Leaders to Appear



The 14th Annual Faith & Politics Institute breakfast comes at a timely moment, as 9/11 First Responders will share memories while being honored by labor leaders Richard Trumka (President, AFL-CIO) and Hilda Solis (U.S. Secretary of Labor).

Congressmen Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) will also join the festivities as will Building and Construction Trades Department President, Mark Ayers.

St. Joseph is the patron saint of workers :

Work was the daily expression of love in the life of the Family of Nazareth. The Gospel specifies the kind of work Joseph did in order to support his family: he was a carpenter. This simple word sums up Joseph’s entire life.

WHEN: May 5, 2011, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
WHERE: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001

“We bring together Members of Congress and national leaders to honor our first responders from 9-11 and remember that fateful day ten years ago. We do this in the shadow of this week’s historic event and news,” says Faith & Politics Institute President, Rev. Mark Farr. “We have been working toward honoring 9-11 first responders for several months. We are particularly aware of the moment in our history we have created. We realize this St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast provides an essential venue for commentary and reflection.”

The letter of invitation to Members of Congress for this year’s St. Joseph’s Day Breakfast reads in part:

“…at this year’s breakfast, we recognize that September 11, 2011 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City and on the Pentagon outside Washington D.C. as well as the downing of United Flight 93 in Southern Pennsylvania. On that fateful day, many of our nation’s heroes came from the ranks of firefighters, police officers, government employees, military members, and service providers – just to name a few of the many workers who answered the call as first responders. Please plan to join your colleagues and The Faith & Politics Institute to honor these American heroes.”

The Faith & Politics Institute’s annual St. Joseph Day breakfast was founded to raise awareness of the spiritual and moral issues that affect economic life in America. Members of Congress and friends of the Institute join together in recognizing national and grassroots labor leaders, business leaders, and others who work to promote fairness and dignity in the workplace.

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