The Imperial Irrigation District directors are calling for a minute of silence Wednesday in honor of U.S. military personnel who died as a result of terrorist attack or accident.
By unanimous vote the board approved a resolution calling for the moment of remembrance to occur at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
IID Director Bruce Kuhn, who proposed the measure, said this morning his goal is to have the entire Imperial Valley take part in the minute of silence.
"I would be honored if the Valley would participate," Kuhn said.
He added the Imperial County Board of Supervisors has passed a similar motion.
While the moment of silence is meant to honor all those serving the country in the military, Kuhn said in particular he wants to honor those killed in the terrorist attack against the USS Cole in the Persian Gulf, those who died in a recent military plane crash in Georgia and other military personnel.