Commonwealth Remembers Sept. 11

Posted: September 11, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Today, Gov. Timothy Kaine will mark the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a statewide moment of silence at 9:42 a.m., followed by the ringing of the Capitol Square bell in Richmond at 9:43 a.m.

Kaine will be joined by elected officials, representatives from Virginia’s military and public safety community, Virginia’s faith community, state employees, and local citizens at the Bell Tower on Capitol Square to make remarks and observe the moment of silence.

“We still mourn those who died on Virginia soil that day, and in New York City and in Shanksville, Penn., and our hearts go out to their families, all of whom have shown tremendous courage and strength,” Kaine said. “I invite all Virginians to join me in a moment of quiet reflection on this solemn anniversary to reflect on this sacrifice, and to honor the memory of those who died in the terror attacks.”

U.S. and Virginia flags will be flown at half staff for the duration of the day.

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