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September 9, 2011
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Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 402-441-7831

Police and Fire to Sound Sirens for National Moment of Remembrance

Mayor Chris Beutler is joining local, state and national officials in asking the public to observe the National Moment of Remembrance at noon CDT Sunday, September 11 to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. The Mayor has asked the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) and Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) to participate by sounding their sirens during the first 30 seconds of the one-minute observance. An LPD cruiser will turn on its lights and sirens at the Hall of Justice, 575 S. 10th Street, and LFR will sound its apparatus sirens at its fire stations.

In July, the United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg establishing the National Moment of Remembrance. Senator Lautenberg asked the U.S. Conference of Mayors to encourage City leaders across the nation to ask first responders and houses of worship to ring bells and sound sirens during the minute of national reflection.

"The bells and sirens will remind the public to stop and remember the events of September 11, 2001, to pay tribute to those who were lost, and to honor those who serve our nation in the military and as first responders," Beutler said. "It's also important to reflect on the unity we felt as Americans as we came together to respond to the tragedy and move forward as a nation."

More information on the National Moment of Remembrance is available at

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