National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial

Patriot Day: “We Will Never Forget”

by | Sep 11, 2016 | Government

2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance occurs on September 11 of each year in memory of the 2,977 who died at the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and in an open field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Fredericksburg resident Allen P. Boyle and Stafford resident Martha M. Reszke died at the Pentagon.

Many observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane flew into the World Trade Center’s North Tower. The 9/11 Memorial website lists a number of times for moments of silence. They are:

8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC).

9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC).

9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon.

9:59 a.m.: The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses.

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

10:28 a.m.: The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately.

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