• Tue. Sep 22nd, 2020

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9/11 Tributes Taking Place on the 19th Anniversary of Attack

Flags are at half-staff and commemoration ceremonies are being held all over the country.

In Maryland, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is inviting all county residents to join in a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in a gathering of county employees outside of the county administrative building on Main Street in Bel Air.

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be joined by members of the county police and fire departments and sheriff’s office at 8:46 a.m. at Centennial Park’s Garden of Hope in Ellicott City. They plan to honor and pay tribute to all who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks. This will include four victims from Howard County. A remembrance wreath will be laid during a flag-raising ceremony.

Wreaths Across America is inviting all Americans to stand outside and wave a flag for one minute at 8:46 a.m., 9:03 a.m., 9:37 a.m., and 10:03 a.m. Those are the times of each attack.

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden both plan to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania today, though not at the same time.

Local ceremonies and tributes will be held around Atlanta on Friday to mark 19 years since 9/11, with fire departments and public officials promising to never forget the tragedy.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp posted a video message to Twitter, saying, “19 years later, the memory of 9/11 still weighs heavy on us all.”

“Marty, the girls, and I join all Georgians today in honoring the innocent civilians and brave first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001,”

the governor wrote.

“We stand by the victims’ families, and all who have stood in the gap to defend this great country.”

Fire departments, including Cobb County’s, DeKalb County’s and Clayton County’s, also posted messages to social media.

We must never forget this day.

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