At the Huffington Post, New Jersey senator Frank Lautenberg is calling for a minute of remembrance this September 11.


In a moving post, the Senator speaks eloquently about the need for a moment of silence to mark the occasion:

During these 60 seconds, the only sounds heard across our country should be this patriotic chorus as we remember the victims and confirm our determination to stop terrorist attacks before they occur.

This will be a striking symbol of American solidarity, signaling to the world that we remain united against those who threaten our freedom.


It will also be a powerful, nationwide expression of America's patriotic spirit -- and our refusal to forget the thousands of innocent lives we lost in the destruction of 9/11.

The Moment of Remembrance will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Eastern on September 11.