BATAVIA, OH (Sept. 10, 2020) — All Clermont County citizens are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 lives lost during the tragic attacks on the United States in 2001. On that day, citizens of America and other countries died in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.
To honor those lives lost, Sept. 11 has been designated as Patriot Day. This special day allows a time for reflection of the lives lost and to thank the many first responders who lost or risked their lives on that tragic day.
To further commemorate the day a patriotic medley of songs will be played from the County Administration Building clarion between the times of 8:46 a.m. to 10:03 a.m., representing the 1st attack at the North Tower of the World Trade Center to the termination of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
“May we always remember and forever defend those who lost their lives and the families impacted on that tragic day of 9/11,” said David Painter, President, Board of Clermont County Commissioners. “Although their remembrance will be in silence, history will never be silent concerning their sacrifice.”
Ed Humphrey, Vice President, Board of County Commissioners, added: “Let us never forget that tragic day when so many innocent victims lost their lives to this awful act of terrorism – and the way first responders and Americans as a whole pulled together in response.”
“9/11/01 was the day that changed the world forever,” Commissioner Claire Corcoran said. “We should never take our precious freedom for granted. God bless all who lost their lives and God bless America.”