City of Rio Rancho encourages community to participate in 9/11 National Moment of Remembrance | Community Spirit
Mayor Thomas E. Swisstack has issued a proclamation encouraging the observance of a moment of remembrance for one minute beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. The proclamation is in conjunction with the U.S. Senate’s call for a National Moment of Remembrance to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Mayor Swisstack is asking community members to cease all work or other activity for one minute and mark the moment of remembrance in an appropriate manner including ringing bells, blowing whistles, or sounding sirens.
Per the mayor’s proclamation, all Rio Rancho Police and Fire and Rescue department vehicles with sirens not in motion will sound at the specified time.
On July 22, 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Resolution 237 sponsored by New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg. The resolution established a National Moment of Remembrance to take place at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2011, to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks, and to recognize the resilience the American people have shown over the last 10 years.
The resolution, which is supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, specifically calls for the moment of remembrance to last for one minute, for all work or other activities to cease, and for the ringing of bells, blowing of whistles, or sounding of sirens to take place to signal for citizens to stop and remember the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.