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Posted on: September 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Join us for a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

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Please join the City of Sequim and first responders on Friday, September 10 at 7:45 a.m. on the Sequim Civic Center Plaza, located at 152 West Cedar Street, for a Remembrance Ceremony to recognize the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and an intended attack by a fourth plane that crashed into an empty field in western Pennsylvania.

Marc Abshire will be the keynote speaker.  Abshire, a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, was the speechwriter for the Secretary of the Air Force and was in the Pentagon when the building was attacked on September 11, 2001.  He is an Olympic Peninsula native and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. 

On Saturday, September 11 the bell on the Civic Center Plaza will toll one time for each of the plane attacks.  The bell will toll at:

  • 5:46 a.m. – Flight 11 strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center.
  • 6:03 a.m. – Flight 175 strikes the south tower of the World Trade Center.
  • 6:37 a.m. – Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon as passengers, including an off-duty police officer, fight with the terrorist pilot.
  • 7:03 a.m. – Flight 93 crashes in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers and crew storm the cockpit.

The attacks killed 2,977 people from 93 nations: 2,753 people were killed in New York; 184 people were killed at the Pentagon; and 40 people were killed on Flight 93.