Americans are remembering 9/11 with the readings of victims’ names, volunteer work, and other tributes 21 years after the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
A tolling bell and a moment of silence began the commemoration at ground zero in New York, where the World Trade Center’s twin towers were destroyed by the hijacked-plane attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Victims’ relatives and dignitaries also convened at the two other attack sites, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania.
Other communities around the country are marking the day with candlelight vigils, interfaith services, and other commemorations. Some Americans are joining in volunteer projects on a federally recognized day as both Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The observances follow a fraught milestone anniversary last year. It came weeks after the tumultuous and chaotic exit of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan ending the Afghanistan war that the U.S. launched in response to the attacks of 9/11/2001.
The enduring power of the September 11 attacks is clear: An overwhelming number of Americans who are old enough to recall that day remember where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. Yet an ever-growing number of Americans have no personal memory of that day, either because they were too young or not yet born, and it is upon us that do remember that awful day to pass that event and our memories down to the generations after us, so this Country will never forget 9/11/2001.
We here at United States Patriot Corps shall never forget!!! God Bless the United States of America.