New York City should honor Fred Rogers

Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Miller and Distinguished Members of the New York City Council: We, the undersigned residents of New York City, urge you to consider renaming a thoroughfare or public place in honor of Fred Rogers. Fred Rogers, known to millions of children simply as Mister Rogers, is a true American hero. A role model to kids everywhere, Rogers was awarded a Presidential Medal of Honor in 2002, the nation\'s highest civilian honor, for his contribution to \"the well-being of children and a career in public television that demonstrated the importance of kindness, compassion and learning.\" Rogers, who passed away last year at the age of 74, also had strong ties to the City of New York: his career in broadcasting began here in New York at NBC in 1951. In the past, the Mayor and members of the City Council have demonstrated a willingness to recognize those who have made significant contributions to our city and country by dedicating streets, parks and other public places in their name. As residents of this city, we urge you to consider legislation to bestow this honor on Fred Rogers. Thank you very much for your consideration.

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Friends of Fred Rogers in New York City Contact information: mister_rogers_campaign@yahoo.com

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Fred Rogers Obituary: \"Mister Rogers dies at age 74: Always gentle, always courteous, always a role model: http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/27/rogers.obit/

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    Daniel Van Ness, United States

    1 year ago State: Maryland
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    Jerome Lanig, United States

    11 years ago State: CA
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    Comments: I like Mr. Rogers. I think he was a nice man for a Navy Seal even if he did have several kills credited to his name. Please name a road after him. Jerome
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    Kenny Unser, United States

    11 years ago State: NY
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    Comments: It will be a beautiful day in my neighborhood when we get a street named after Mister Rogers.
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