Initiative Asks Individuals, Businesses, Churches and Municipalities to Ring Bells and Sound Sirens as Reminder for All to Stop and Remember Victims
Washington, DC – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is encouraging Coloradans to take a moment to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. At 11 a.m. MT on Sunday, September 11, governments and businesses, houses of worship and railways, fire and police departments, and others across the country will cease all regular activity for one minute to honor the victims of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Bennet cosponsored the Senate resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, encouraging all Americans to participate in the 9/11 Moment of Remembrance.
“A decade after our nation was attacked, we will honor the Coloradans and Americans who lost their lives to an unthinkable terrorist act,” Bennet said. “We are reminded of the heroism we saw that day and since, the unconquerable American spirit, and the civic pride our nation felt—and still feels—as we strived to overcome and rebuild after these horrific attacks. I encourage all Coloradans to take part in the National Moment of Remembrance and thank Senator Lautenberg for sponsoring the measure which established it.”
The Moment of Remembrance resolution (S. Res. 237) recognizes the victims of the attacks, including the first responders and survivors, and expresses deep condolences for the lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA. It calls on state and local governments, media, houses of worship, military and veteran organizations, airports and railroads, sports teams, businesses and individuals to cease all work or other activity for one minute and mark the moment in an appropriate manner, such as by ringing bells or sounding sirens.
Colorado municipalities already participating include the cities of Arvada, Boulder, Denver, Grand Junction, Greeley, Lakewood and Northglenn. Coloradans may pledge to participate on the event’s Facebook page.
The Moment of Remembrance is supported by 9/11 support and advocacy groups, including Voices of September 11th, Friends of Firefighters, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Tuesday's Children, Families of September 11th, and the leaders of MyGoodDeed.