Observe Moment of Silence at 8:46 a.m. on Sept. 11
Posted at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorists attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 men, women and children.
By presidential proclamation, Americans are called on to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to honor the victims who died as a result of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Flags should also be displayed at half-staff in honor of the individuals who lost their lives.
You may also wish to observe the day with ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services. Visit USA.gov’s 9/11 Commemorations and Memorials to learn about:
- Memorials in New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; and near Shanksville, PA.
- Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
- Photos, recovered objects and eyewitness accounts from 9/11.
- Emergency preparedness efforts.
The county’s Memorial Grove, located on the Government Center grounds, is also a space where you may want to take a moment and reflect.
Remember to observe a moment of silence Wednesday, Sept. 11, starting at 8:46 a.m. and take steps during National Preparedness Month to build — or re-supply — your emergency supply kit, make a plan for your family and business, and commit to stay informed.