Hoeven Invites North Dakotans to Join National Sept. 11 Moment of Remembrance

Senator to Pay Tribute to Fallen at Symposium Today, Events on Sunday

BISMARCK, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven released the following video message to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Hoeven invites all North Dakotans to pay tribute to the fallen with a national Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at noon CDT/11 a.m. MDT.

Hoeven cosponsored S. Res. 237, the 9-11 National Moment of Remembrance Resolution, which creates the national “Stop and Remember” tribute. Unanimously passed by the Senate, this resolution calls for a national Moment of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11, 2011. At 1 p.m. EDT/noon CDT/11 a.m. MDT, cities and towns, firehouses, places of worship and other institutions across the nation will sound sirens and ring bells for one full minute as a signal for all Americans to stop and remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001.    

Additionally, Hoeven will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11 at events in North Dakota.  Today at 2 p.m., Hoeven will participate in a panel discussion at the “September 11 Ten Years Later: Impact on the Heartland?” symposium at Bismarck State College. On Sunday at 11 a.m., Hoeven will join Maj. Gen. David Spryncznatyk and Bismarck Mayor John Warford in honoring the state’s men and women in uniform at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism. Hoeven will then join Gov. Jack Dalrymple, other elected officials, and representatives of the first responders, military, and families of the fallen to pay tribute at a 1:30 p.m. memorial event on the steps of the North Dakota Capitol.