GHS/OCD Hosts “Remember Our Heroes” Moment of Silence to Commemorate 9/11


GHS/OCD Hosts “Remember Our Heroes” Moment of Silence to Commemorate 9/11

The Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) invite the community to participate in a “Remember Our Heroes” Moment of Silence, for one minute on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:11 a.m. to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States that occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.

“Join us for a moment of silence in remembrance of the brave men and women, first responders and volunteers who were called to perform their duties during one of the most trying times,” stated Major General (GU) Esther Aguigui, Homeland Security Advisor. “We invite the community to take a moment to pause and remember that out of one of the most horrific attacks on the nation, came the outpouring of love and support from emergency managers and volunteers to help those in need. Their efforts and sacrifices will never be forgotten.”

On Friday, September 11, 2020, at 9:11 a.m., GHS/OCD, along with other emergency management partners, will have a moment of silence for one minute. The community is invited to join in the moment of solidarity, by pausing for a moment of silence from wherever they are.

September is also National Preparedness Month (NPM). Use this month to conduct preparedness actions, develop emergency plans, learn how to stay safe, and how to communicate during an emergency.

Learn more about event details and ways you can participate throughout the month:

· GHS/OCD Website:
· GHS/OCD Facebook:
· GHS/OCD Instagram: @ghsocd
· Contact Whole Community Preparedness Program Manager, Jaimie H. Cruz at (671) 688-0438 or via email at
For media inquiries, contact Public Information Officer, Jenna Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at


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