Fort McCoy leaders and a small variety of submit personnel gathered at Veterans Memorial Plaza within the Commemorative Space on Sept. 11 to carry a particular Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony to honor the victims of the terrorist assaults on America on Sept. 11, 2001.About 20 individuals participated within the socially distanced ceremony recalling the 19th anniversary of the assaults. The leaders collaborating within the ceremony included Garrison Commander Michael D. Poss; Garrison Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Alexander Carter; Deputy to the Garrison Commander Brad Stewart; Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Mantha, garrison command sergeant main; Maj. Eddie Woody, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Firm, U.S. Military Garrison Fort McCoy; and Garrison Chaplain (Maj.) Robert Rand. Poss opened the ceremony proper at 9 a.m. “I know we have busy schedules and a lot of things going on; we thought it was important to take a few moments (to remember) here in this special setting,” Poss stated.The garrison commander recalled the place he was 19 years in the past and the way the occasion has affected his life since. His remarks have been adopted by a gap prayer by Rand and one another chief took turns to recall the occasions that came about.Carter recalled how American Airways Flight 11 was crashed into flooring 93-99 of the North Tower of World Commerce Heart in New York Metropolis at 8:46 a.m. — killing everybody on board and a whole lot contained in the constructing.Then a second of silence.Stewart then remembered when hijackers crashed United Airways Flight 175 into flooring 75-85 of the World Commerce Heart South Tower at 9:03 a.m. — additionally killing everybody on board and a whole lot contained in the constructing.One other second of silence was held.Mantha then mentioned how, at 9:37 a.m., hijackers aboard American Airways Flight 77 crashed the airplane into the western façade of the Pentagon in Washington — killing 59 individuals aboard the airplane and 125 navy and civilian personnel contained in the constructing. A second of silence was held once more.Woody then talked concerning the heroes aboard United Airways Flight 93. He talked about how after passengers and crew members aboard the hijacked Flight 93 talked with family and friends over the telephone and discovered concerning the assaults in New York and Washington, they mounted an try and retake the airplane. In response, he stated hijackers intentionally crashed the airplane right into a subject in Somerset County, Penn., killing all 40 passengers and crew aboard. A final second of silence was held, and Rand then gave a closing prayer.The U.S. flag on the garrison flagpole close to constructing 100 additionally was flown at half-staff the whole day to honor the victims of that day as properly.Each Patriot Day, by course of the president of america, the flag of america of America is displayed at half-staff on the White Home and all U.S. authorities buildings internationally. Flags are additionally inspired to be displayed on particular person American properties.Patriot Day just isn’t a federal vacation; colleges and companies stay open in observance of the event, though memorial ceremonies for the victims are sometimes held.On the Pentagon, Secretary of Protection Mark Esper additionally noticed the day in a particular ceremony with many others. As famous in a narrative by author David Vergun for Division of Protection Information, Esper stated, “Yet, in their attempt to shake the very foundations of our republic, to destroy our way of life, they underestimated our strength, our resolve and our unbreakable spirit.”The 2020 presidential proclamation recognizing Patriot Day by President Donald J. Trump additionally acknowledged the significance of remembering the day.“This Patriot Day, we commemorate the lives of those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001; we pray for the families who carry on their legacies; and we honor the unmatched bravery of our nation’s first responders,” the proclamation states. “We also commend those who, in the days and years following the attack, answered the call to serve our country and continue to risk their lives in defense of the matchless blessings of freedom.”Study extra about Fort McCoy on-line at https://residence.military.mil/mccoy, on Fb by looking out “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by looking out “usagmccoy.”
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