National Moment of Remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th
September 6, 2011
On Sunday, September 11th, the Village of Palatine will be joining thousands of other communities across the nation in the National Moment of Remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.
On September 11, 2001, the United States was heinously attacked by terrorist which took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent civilians. During the aftermath of these horrific events, countless fire departments, police departments, first responders, governmental officials, workers, emergency medical personnel, and volunteers responded immediately and heroically to save lives. The Fire Department Community suffered 343 fatalities and the Law Enforcement Community suffered 72 fatalities on September 11, 2001.
Today, the people of the United States and people around the world continue to mourn the tremendous loss of innocent life on that fateful day, while thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces remain in harm’s way defending the United States against those who seek to threaten the United States.
On Sunday, September 11, the Village of Palatine will be participating in the National Moment of Remembrance at the Palatine Firefighters’ Memorial site, located at corner of Slade Street and Brockway Street in Downtown Palatine beginning at 11:45 am.
The Village of Palatine is encouraging all churches and other organizations to join in the Moment of Remembrance by ringing their bells at 12:00 Noon (CDT) for one minute on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
The day’s activities include:
- Memorial procession from Fire Station 85 (Colfax Street) to the Palatine Firefighters’ Memorial site
- 415 U.S. Flags adjacent to the Firefighter’s Memorial site in remembrance of the Fire and Police First Responders lives lost
- Ringing of all Communities’ bells for one minute from 12:00 pm -12:01pm
- The laying for individual wreathes at the memorial.