September 11, 2011
On Sunday, September 11, 2011, the public is invited to participate in a Moment of Remembrance Ceremony hosted by the Committee for the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois in cooperation with the City of Belleville. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the front lawn of Belleville's Fire Administration Office at 1125 So. Illinois Street.This year marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America that occurred on September 11, 2001. To pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these attacks, the United States Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 237 asking all Americans throughout the nation to stop for one minute to remember those whose lives were lost and to demonstrate the hope and perseverance Americans have shown since that fateful day.Belleville's Moment of Remembrance Ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. and will include participation by City Police and Fire Department personnel, the reading of a resolution by Mayor Mark W. Eckert, an honor guard, and displays of the American flag. The ceremony will conclude with a Moment of Remembrance from 12:00 noon to 12:01 pm (CDT) when individuals, cities and towns, firehouses, police stations, businesses, churches, schools and other institutions across the nation are asked to sound sirens and rings bells. The sirens and bells will be a signal for individuals across the nation to simultaneously Stop & Remember the lives that were lost in the tragedy that has impacted all of our lives.Parking will be available behind the Fire Administration Building at 1125 So. Illinois Street.For more information, visit www.wtcmemorial.us or contact Sharon at (618) 233-6810 or Cathleen at (618) 233-6769.