Church bells and sirens that you hear later this morning will be in remembrance of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the heroic response of First Responders to the attacks.
The City of Burlington has issued a proclamation recognizing National Day of Service and Remembrance in remembrance of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. The proclamation recognized the Serve America Act approved by Congress in 2009 directing September 11th to be observed and recognized by participating in service and remembrance activities to remember the lives lost and to pay tribute to those who rose in service on that day in 2001.
The City’s proclamation also calls for first responders, houses of worship, and citizens to join our nation in the ringing of bells and sounding of sirens for one minute at 8:46 AM on Sunday, September 11th in a “Moment of Remembrance” of the 9/11 tragedies that occurred twenty-one years ago at that time.
At 8:46 AM on Sunday, the City’s Fire and Police Departments will commence ringing their bells and sounding their sirens from all corners of the city for one minute. Each of the city’s six fire stations will ring their bells and sound engine sirens; they will be joined by members of the Burlington Police Department, sounding the sirens of their squad cars positioned in various locations throughout the city.
The city urges Burlington residents to join in this show of solidarity and remembrance by ringing bells or waving American flags at 8:46 AM on the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies.