On September 11 each year, Americans gather to remember, honor and commemorate the lives of those killed in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Virginia and those who perished in the crash. Pennsylvania United Airlines Flight 93 that had been hijacked. Those who died trying to rescue people trapped by the attacks are also recognized, fighting bravely until the end, their lives and stories are forever commemorated and illuminate this dark day in history.
Moments of silence are held several times during this day, with the first beginning at 8:46 EDT, the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center, and the last at 10:28 EDT.
This Day is a difficult day for many, who find some solace in memorial tributes to those who lost their lives, and through support groups dedicated to spreading kindness and comfort to today's families. Memorial events and prayer vigils are held throughout the country. It is a day that shows the importance of staying united as a nation.
We unite in recognition of all those people who lost their lives that day or as a result of that event and we raise a prayer for them.