September to be Declared National Preparedness Month
Sixteen years on, the world still feels ramifications from the terrorist attacks of 9/11. At their public meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, Rockville’s Mayor and Council will mark that tragic day with a proclamation declaring it a Day of Remembrance.
The proclamation will urge “all citizens to come together to offer our deep condolences to those lost on September 11, 2001, and to their families and friends who continue to mourn their loss.”
Eleven Montgomery County residents who lost their lives on that day are remembered at a 9/11 memorial park at Courthouse Square in Rockville’s downtown: William Edward Caswell, Dr. Gerald Paul Fisher, Capt. Lawrence D. Getzfred, Michele M. Heidenberger, Angela Marie Houtz, Teddington Hamm Moy, Lt. Darin H. Pontell, Scott A. Powell, Todd Hayes Reuben, Patricia J. Statz and Ernest M. Willcher.
The Mayor and Council will also encourage more awareness of disaster preparation at their Sept. 11 meeting, proclaiming September to be National Preparedness Month. The month’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
To learn how to prepare for an emergency, visit www.rockvillemd.com/police, and select “Emergency Preparedness” in the left-hand menu. To learn more about National Preparedness Month, visit www.ready.gov/september.