We want to take time to reflect on the events that occurred 17 years ago today on September 11, 2001. The immediate aftermath, and the lingering effects on our society, from that day are still profound. We would like to remember and/or thank:
- The innocent people that lost their lives in the buildings/flights in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania
- The first responders that lost their lives and those that still suffer from the effects
- Soldiers from the U.S., and its allies, that fought in the conflicts following this event
- All the families/friends that lost loved ones in the buildings and conflicts
- Anyone else that suffered/still suffers from that day’s events and its aftermath
In remembrance of the worst terror attacks on U.S. soil, here are some of the events that are happening at the sites of the attacks today:
- President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will participate in the ceremony at 9:45 ET this morning at the memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania,which honors those aboard United Airlines Flight 93.
- From 8:30 a.m. to about 12:15 p.m. ET, there will be a memorial service at the9/11 Memorial in New York. There will be bagpipes, a reading of victims’ names and a moment of silence. Church bells will ring throughout the city at the time when planes struck the north tower, the south tower, the Pentagon, in Shanksville, and when the towers fell.
- Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will be on hand at an observance ceremony at the Pentagon this morning at 8:45 ET. They will read the names of the 184 who died at the Pentagon, lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m.