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City Reflects and Pauses for a Moment of Silence on 9/11

Before the partying began for the 40th Art and Wine Festival, a time to remember the fallen and the heroes.

The city of Mountain View and much of the population of the United States came together today to remember the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The federal government called for the nation to observe a minute of silence at exactly 1 p.m. EST, or 10 a.m. PST, and to cease all other work or activity wherever possible and honor those whose lives were lost during the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The Mountain View city council resolved to participate in the moment of silence in a proclamation signed by Mayor Jac Siegel on Aug. 15. Mountain View also had a processional of public safety, military and service personnel through the city streets at 11 a.m.

They gathered at on the corner of Mercy and Castro Streets for a solemn remembrance ceremony. At the ceremony, the U.S. flag was lowered to half-staff, a powerful signal of mourning and respect, and Mayor and Police Chief addressed those gathered on the significance of the tragic events of Sept. 11.

An additional moment of silence was held at the ceremony.

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