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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur Cosponsors Legislation Honoring Willingboro School District Employee

June 8, 2017
Press Release

 Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur (NJ-03) announced he has cosponsored the National Memorial to Fallen Educators Act, legislation that would designate the Memorial to Fallen Educators at Emporia State University as a national memorial.

One of those honored on the memorial is David Cartier, a Willingboro School District maintenance foreman who lost his life in 1989 when the roof of a vacant school building collapsed on top of him and five other workers. Mr. Cartier was a district employee since 1975 and a father of five.

 “Two of my grandparents were school superintendents and my mother was a librarian, so I know the sacrifices educators make to better the lives of their students,” said Congressman MacArthur. Mr. Cartier was killed while working on a school building in Willingboro, which is located in my district, when a roof collapsed.  This bill will honor the life of Mr. Cartier and the other 118 educators who have passed away while serving their students."

This legislation, introduced by Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-01), designates an existing memorial at Emporia State University for fallen educators at all levels as a national memorial.