Friday, August 26, 2011

City and County Invite You to 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance

On September 11, the City of Charlotte will be joining with
Mecklenburg County to host an event in remembrance of the attacks on
September 11, 2001. The event, which pays tribute to those who lost
their lives, will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, at
Freedom Park (1900 East Boulevard) and is a part of the 9/11 National
Moment of Remembrance.

The 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance was established through the
unanimous approval of a Senate resolution introduced by Senator Frank
Lautenberg of New Jersey and co-sponsored by all 100 United States

"Ten years after the tragic events of September 11, 2011, we continue
to remember the lives lost on that day," said Charlotte Mayor Anthony
Foxx. "We encourage everyone in Charlotte-Mecklenburg to join in
remembrance by either taking a personal moment of reflection or
through attending this or similar events that day."

"We want to make sure we remember all of our fire, police and military
service people and their families during this time and let them know
that those lost in the 9/11 attacks will never be forgotten," said
Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Jennifer Roberts.

For one minute beginning at 1 p.m., the National 9/11Moment of
Remembrance asks every person to stop and remember the 2,977 lives
lost. Places of worship are encouraged to observe the moment by
ringing their bells during that period of time.

"I am pleased Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are participating in
the National Moment of Remembrance and will be a part of this shared
moment of American solidarity on September 11th," said Sen.
Lautenberg. "As bells ring out across the country, every American
should stop and remember for one minute the thousands of innocent
lives lost on 9/11 and take pride in the strength and perseverance of
the American people."