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August 2, 2011

Re:       10th Anniversary of September 11th

Dear Mayor:

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks Senator Lautenberg introduced a resolution establishing a National Moment of Remembrance at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2011.  The Senate unanimously passed the resolution in an overwhelming demonstration of unity.

Senator Lautenberg is requesting that we participate in commemorating this occasion and pay tribute to those we lost by:

  • Committing to sound local sirens for one minute at 1:00 p.m. on September 11, 2011;
  • Notifying residents of the forthcoming Moment of Remembrance; and
  • Passing a resolution recognizing the Moment of Remembrance.  A sample resolution is  available as a

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During the Moment of Remembrance every person across the country is called upon to stop and remember those we lost in the September 11th attacks.  Senator Lautenberg has requested that all firehouses, churches and other institutions to sound sirens and ring bells for one minute at 1:00 p.m. on September 11th.    

Senator Lautenberg’s office has also requested that each municipality notify his office upon passage of the resolution “Joining the National Moment of Remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11th.”  Please contact Michael Venezia at 973-639-8700 or by e-mail at

As you are aware, almost 3,000 innocent people were killed on September 11, 2001, including more than 700 from New Jersey.  I urge you to facilitate and participate in the National Moment of Remembrance in your community.

Very truly yours,

Chuck Chiarello
Mayor, Buena Vista




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