This 12 months’s 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony shall be live-streamed so Fayette County residents have a chance to tune in whereas additionally social distancing.
Coordinated partially by Fayette County EMA, Fayette County Veteran Companies, and the First Responder Group of Fayette County, the ceremony will happen on the gazebo on the courthouse garden this Friday at 9 a.m.
“In an effort to prevent a mass gathering, we will stream this event live on the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency Facebook page,” Melissa Havens, Fayette County EMA director, wrote by way of electronic mail just lately. “Please remember to wear a mask and/or social distance if attending in person.”
“I think it’s important for the community to know I’m actually not leading this commemoration ceremony,” Havens wrote. “I’m merely doing what I do in my job everyday — coordinating the logistics in the background. This commemoration continues to be supported and presented by elected officials, first responders, veterans and local residents. That’s what 9-11 did for our community. It brought all of us together, and we want to encourage things to remain that way. We all benefit when we work together as one.”
Havens added that this previous 12 months, everybody has been by means of so much, however inspired the neighborhood to not overlook that everybody was created to be glad, wholesome folks dwelling peacefully collectively.
“I’m hoping that this ceremony will be a kind reminder to folks that we are here for each other, we need each other, and no one is alone in Fayette County,” Havens mentioned. “Even if we have to do it from a distance, we are going to remain one strong community, showing resilience as we continue in our ‘new normal.’”
In 2018, Washington Court docket Home Metropolis Supervisor Joe Denen welcomed the gang and took a second to provide a short timeline of occasions of the assault on Sept. 11, 2001 through the ceremony.
“At 7:59 a.m., American Airlines flight 11 left Boston headed for Los Angeles. 20 minutes into the flight, flight attendants alert ground personnel that the plane has been hijacked,” Denen mentioned. “At 8:14 a.m., United Airlines flight 175 left Boston also headed for Los Angeles. The flight is also hijacked. At 8:20 a.m., American Airlines flight 77 takes off from Dallas International Airport headed for Los Angeles as well. At 8:41 a.m., United Airlines flight 93 takes off from Newark International Airport en route to San Francisco. It has been scheduled to depart in the a.m. around the time of the other hijacked planes, and it is also hijacked. At 8:46 a.m., the hijackers aboard flight 11, crash the plane into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower of the World Trade Center killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building. At 9:03 a.m., hijackers crash flight 175 into floors 75 through 85 of the World Trade Center South Tower, also killing everyone on board and hundreds inside the building.”
Earlier than midday, America would watch as each towers collapsed, one other hijacked aircraft would strike the Pentagon and another flight would crash in a subject in Pennsylvania killing all crew members and passengers on board. In whole, 2,977 folks could be killed in New York Metropolis, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania through the terrorist assaults, with numerous first responders perishing as they helped to comprise the chaos of the assault.
The data on this article was offered by Fayette County EMA Director Melissa Havens. Stick with the File-Herald for protection of the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony in a future version of the paper.
Fayette County remembrance ceremony set for Friday morning