Moment of Remembrance
Norwich - posted Aug, 29 2011
NORWICH- Churches, other organizations, and private citizens of Norwich are being asked to ring bells for one minute at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, in observance of a National Moment of Remembrance. Friends of the Norwich Bells is advocating all who are able to ring a bell to remember and honor those who died ten years ago in the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and in southwestern Pennsylvania. September 11 was officially recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, passed with strong bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama in April, 2009. On July 22, 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution setting aside a National Moment of Remembrance, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 11. It calls on state and local governments, media, houses of worship, military and veteran organizations, airports and railroads, sports teams, businesses and individuals to cease all work or other activity for one minute and mark the moment in an appropriate manner, such as by ringing bells or sounding sirens. All persons, businesses, and houses of worship that can are invited to ring bells, large or small, for one minute, beginning at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Radio and televisions stations are urged to consider broadcasting the ringing of bells either live or recorded, at that moment. The city of Norwich will hold official ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11, at the Kelly Middle School, located at 25 Megan Drive. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information about Friends of the Norwich Bells, or for information on how you can participate in this National Moment of Remembrance, please visit, HYPERLINK "http://friendsofthenorwichbells.com" , or call, 866-297-8521.