House Names New ‘Ted Stevens Day’

Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage

Wednesday, the Alaska State House of Representatives passed House Bill 101, naming the fourth Saturday in every July Ted Stevens Day.

Last year, Governor Sean Parnell proclaimed Stevens’ birthday, November 18th, to be Ted Stevens Day. But Senator Stevens’ loved ones asked that Alaskans observe it in the summer, honoring his memory outdoors.

House Rules Committee Chair Craig Johnson, an Anchorage Republican, said, “Ted Stevens has meant more to Alaska, arguably, than anyone else in our state’s history… It is a small but significant gesture to enshrine his legacy and contributions as a day that we honor his memory.”

The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

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