Can you remember what you were doing on Sept. 11, 2001? The memories of that day are forever etched in people’s minds — the day the Unites States of America was attacked —four coordinated terrorists attacks that killed 2,296 people and injured over 6,000 others. Two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 75, crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon and a fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, initially flying toward Washington DC., crashed into a field near Shanksville, PA, after its passengers thwarted the hijackers.
Today, on the 18th anniversary of the attacks, a commemoration ceremony was held at Ground Zero, where the names of all of those who lost their lives when the Twin Towers came crashing down were read.
Locally, the Fenton Fire Department held a ceremony in remembrance where a fire truck siren sounded at 9:59am, the time of the collapse of the South Tower. One minute of silence was observed at 10am.
Let us each take a moment to reflect on the tragedy that occurred on that day and the wave of patriotism that took place afterward. May we never forget.