Today – The 22nd Anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

11 September 2023 – 2,606 people lost their lives when terrorists flew planes into New York City’s Trade Towers; 125 lives when terrorists flew into the Pentagon and all 64 perished on United Airlines Flight 93 when passengers diverted their hijacked plane, which crashed into a Pennsylvania field. 412 emergency workers, including 343 New York City firefighters and paramedics, lost their lives that day. 

New York City’s September 11 Memorial & Museum will read the names of those lost beginning at 8:30 am.  There will be six moments of silence observed during the ceremony; the first will start at 8:46 am. The museum is encouraging houses of worship around the country to toll their bells at that time.

Steel displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Park - Letterkenny Chapel

This September 11th, nearly 30 million people will volunteer or participate in community service to salute the heroes of 9/11 and recapture the spirit of unity and compassion that inspired our nation following the attacks. Also observed on 9/11, Emergency Responders Day remembers those who selflessly faced those terrifying moments that morning but never came home. Write a thank-you note, leave a social media message or help your kids create thank-you cards for our area’s very own first responders as a way to honor their dedication to our safety.

The History Channel has spliced together amateur footage and news clips (in real-time) to experience the entire day as it unfolded minute-by-minute in the documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America.