remembering 9/11 with police chief, fire chief, and ECC director

Remembering 9/11

Despite our shared grief in the aftermath of 9/11, hope, resilience, and unity lifted us up as a nation. Twenty-one years later, these lessons are still important.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of 9/11. On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States experienced a series of terror attacks. These attacks were led by militants associated with the terrorist group al-Qaeda.

Despite our shared grief in the aftermath of 9/11, hope, resilience, and unity lifted us up as a nation. Twenty-one years later, these lessons are still important.

Video: Our First Responders Remember

Our first responders are sharing a video message about 9/11. Watch Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson, Raleigh Fire Chief Herbert Griffin and Wake EMS Chief Chris Colangelo remember the events and thank all first responders.

Remembering 9/11

Ways to Observe Anniversary

Many cities, towns and communities are planning 9/11 anniversary observances. There are also various ways for you to commemorate the day.

Observe a moment of silence on Sept. 11 at any or all of the following times that mark key moments on 9/11. Every year, the moments below are observed as part of the official 9/11 anniversary commemoration ceremony held at the World Trade Center for victims’ families.

8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.

9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower.

9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.

9:59 a.m.: The South Tower collapsed.

10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launched a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crashed the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.

10:28 a.m.: The North Tower collapsed, leaving the 16-acre World Trade Center site in ruins and collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. The rescue effort commenced immediately.

First Responders Commemorate the Day

Many first responders will commemorate the day, including the Raleigh police and fire departments.

The Raleigh Fire Department will join Wake County fire departments to observe, honor and remember the sacrifices of the civilian and uniformed victims of the terrorist attacks on New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Fire stations will hold a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Sunday.

Contact

 

Jason Borneo
Lieutenant
Police Department
919-291-2573

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