LOS ANGELES, Calif.–Los Angeles will join other cities in California and across the country next month in a national Moment of Remembrance to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Participating cities and counties will encourage residents, businesses, airports, railroads and sports teams to take part in a one-minute moment of remembrance at 10 a.m. Pacific time Sept. 11, highlighted by tribute signals such as ringing bells or sounding sirens.
“It is a fitting tribute that Los Angeles, our nation’s second-largest city, will participate in this important demonstration of our national unity surrounding 9/11,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. “From the East Coast to the West Coast, Americans across the country are united in our commitment to honor those who sacrificed on that day and will never give up the fight for freedom and justice.”
The Moment of Remembrance was established through a Senate resolution sponsored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.
“As sirens and 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,” Lautenberg said.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said the Moment of Remembrance “reminds us that on any given day–like that day 10 years ago–first responders answer the call of duty.”
Other Southland cities that have signed on to take part in the Moment of Remembrance include Cathedral City, Fountain Valley, Indio, Manhattan Beach, Mission Viejo, National City, Poway, Torrance and Tustin.