Did you grow up with one of those in your fair community ?It's a sound that stopped generations of youth across the country in their tracks and marked the conclusion of a night of outdoor fun. The wailing of a curfew siren, usually from the local fire hall, was for many years a tradition in small towns across the USA.
Is this a mark of a small community ?
Is really just a quint relic ?
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A version of this growing up in the Metro NY area was on Channel 5
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WNYWEach night, The 10 O'Clock News was preceded by the simple, but now-famous announcement: "It's 10:00 p.m. ... Do you know where your children are?". While its exact origins are unknown, staff announcer Tom Gregory was one of the first people to say this famous line that WNEW pioneered. Other television stations in the country have adopted this for their own 10 p.m. (or 11 p.m.) slots (which may depend on the start of the local youth curfew in each market).