Seventeen years ago, the United States endured the largest terror attack in the nation’s history.
On that day four planes were hijacked by terrorists. Two crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, one into the Pentagon, in Washington D.C. and another in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Thousands of lives were lost by passengers, civilians, and first responders who rushed to the scene to do what Americans do best, take care of one another.
On this day, people across the country remember the lives lost that day along with the lives of so many more that have been put on the line to make sure acts of terror never again threaten American life.
A 9/11 Memorial Ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 11th at the flagpole across from the 81st Training Wing Headquarters at Keesler Air Force Base. During the ceremony, service members will honor post 9/11 fallen comrades by placing names on a ceremonial wreath at the memorial.