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Posted on: September 7, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Burlington City Council Proclaims "Moment of Remembrance" on September 11th

A proclamation passed during the regular meeting of the Burlington City Council on September 6th, calls the City’s first responders, houses of worship, and citizens to join our nation in the ringing of bells and sounding of sirens for one minute at 1:00PM on Sunday, September 11th in a “Moment of Remembrance” of the 9/11 tragedies that occurred ten years ago on that day.

The United States Senate unanimously passes a resolution (S. Re. 237) calling all Americans to participate in this same “Moment of Remembrance,” nationwide.

At 1:00PM on Sunday, the City’s Fire and Police Department will commence ringing their bells and sounding their sirens from all corners of the City for one minute. Each of the City’s five fire stations will ring their bells and sound engine sirens; they will be joined by members of the police force, sounding the sirens of their squad cars positioned in various locations throughout the City.

The City Council encourages the City’s houses of worship to join the community in this show of solidarity and remembrance by chiming their bells at 1:00PM on the anniversary. Citizens are also invited to participate by ringing bells that they may have.

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