Stater Bros. to Observe "Moment of Silence" to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11

Sep 08, 2011, 17:33 ET from Stater Bros. Supermarkets

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets will hold a "Moment of Silence" at exactly 9:11 a.m. on Sunday, September 11.  At every Stater Bros. Supermarket, the Store Manager will make an announcement asking all the customers and employees who are inside the supermarket at that time to pause for 60 seconds to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America.  The same memorial ceremony will be held at the Company's Distribution Center and Corporate Offices for all employees who are working during that time.


Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. stated, "The Stater Bros. Supermarket Family will join together with each other and our customers this Sunday to remember the innocent lives that were lost on that fateful day ten years ago.  This is a time when we need to all connect as Americans."

Following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, Stater Bros. created a highly regarded tribute poster which still hangs in many homes, businesses and government offices today.  This original tribute will once again appear in several Southern California newspapers this weekend, and every Stater Bros. Supermarket will receive 2,000 tribute posters (8 1/2" x 11" size) to hand out to customers and employees.  All Southern Californians are encouraged to post this tribute in their homes, at their workplace, or wherever they feel a need to pay tribute to the victims and their families.  

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2010 of $3.6 billion.  The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  Throughout the year 2011, Stater Bros. is celebrating 75 years of proudly serving Southern California Families.

Stater Bros. … Proudly Serving Southern California Families for 75 Years

Contact: Susan Atkinson, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Phone: (909) 733-5038

SOURCE Stater Bros. Supermarkets