9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in Ellsworth
Ellsworth – A 9/11 remembrance ceremony will be held at 8:46AM Tuesday, Sept. 11th, 2018 at the Ellsworth Fire Department, 1 City Hall Plaza, to memorialize those who perished at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in a field in Pennsylvania; as well as honor first responders for their sacrifice and service.
8:46 AM is significant as it is the exact time American Airlines flight 11 with 92 souls on board struck the North Trade Center Tower. Over the next hour and fifteen minutes (3) three other planes were hijacked and used as weapons of mass destruction. At 9:03 United Airlines flight 175 with 62 souls on board struck the South tower. At 9:38 American Flight 77 with 64 souls on board crashed into the Pentagon. At 10:04 United flight 93 with 44 souls on board, presumably headed for the Capital, crashed into a field in Shanksville Pennsylvania.
We think it’s important that people not forget what happened to our country that day. We remember the 2,977 people who perished, and all the families who were affected. It’s also important to remember historic moments like the 9/11 attack and to stand guard against similar terrorist attacks that might happen again in the future.