Colorado River Tri-State: Ceremonies held to remember the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks 18 years ago.
On Tuesday, September 11th, 2001, the worst terrorist attacks to hit the United States of America took place at the World Trade Center buildings in New York, at the Pentagon building in Washington, District of Columbia and in an open field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Over 2,997 citizens were killed when evil terrorists hijacked several passenger planes, and crashing them into the both World Trade Center buildings and into the Pentagon building, well a four hijacked passenger plane crashed into an open field in what many say was four terrorist attack avoided thanks to brave passenger and crews, risking their own lives to prevented another city and innocent lives from being attacked.
The terrorist attacks that day would also take the lives of 343 firefighters, 60 police officers and 8 EMT/Paramedics who rushed towards the burning towers of the World Trade Center buildings to help save lives; sadly losing many brave people when the towers collapsed.
Each year since the terrorist attacks, ceremonies are held across the nation to remember the lives lost and the brave people that came rushing towards danger to save lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
On the 18th remembrance of 9/11, two ceremonies were held in the Colorado River Tri-State area on Patriot’s Day, Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, taking a moment to remember the lives lost and honoring the brave heroes of that day.
Members of the Needles Aerie #2599 held an early morning remembrance ceremony in Downtown Needles, California, starting at the exact moment the chain of events took place on that tragic day.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was broadcasting live on Facebook the ceremony as a bell was wrong for each of the moment that changed a nation.
Later in the afternoon, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 held a Patriot’s Day ceremony, to remember the lives lost on 9/11 and to give thanks to the brave first responders who saved lives that they will risking their own lives.
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary Lopez was broadcasting live on Facebook the ceremony as members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 saluted to the American flag that flew at half-staff, honoring the many people that gave so much for us all.
Firefighters from the Mohave Valley Fire Department were in attendance at the ceremony, and were thanked for their service daily to the community.
Organizers at both ceremonies hope the next year and more people come out to pay their respects to those that were lost that day and to honor those that gave their lives on 9/11, and hope that people take this day; not only to reflect on what occurred on that tragic day, but do something that gives back to the community, either by donating or volunteering their time in the community.
May will always remember those who lost their lives, may we always thank those who rushed towards danger to help save lives on that tragic day, and may we always honor the brave heroes by acts of service to the people in our communities. No matter what evil tries to hurt us, may we always stand strong and united as one nation family no matter. Thank You, Take Care and God Bless the United States of America.
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