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20th anniversary observation planned for 9-11 Monument at Fire Station No. 1

The 9-11 monument, includes a 1.5 ton piece of steel from the World Trade Center

Aug. 14. US Sen. Thom Tillis, who got his start in politics nearly 20 years ago on the Cornelius Town Board, will be the keynote speaker at the 9/11 Remembrance Vigil on Saturday, Sept.11 at Fire Station No. 1.

The community is invited to quietly reflect and remember at the site of the Cornelius Never Forget 9/11 Monument, starting at 8:30 am on the 20th anniversary of the attack.

Members of the Cornelius Fire Dept. will toll a bell marking the key moments of that day:

Sen. Tillis at the 9/11 Monument in Cornelius

8:46 AM: Single Bell Toll/Moment of Silence – American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into North Tower
9:03 AM: single bell toll-United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into South Tower
9:37 AM: single bell toll-American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon
9:59 AM: single bell toll-South Tower collapsed
10:03 AM: single bell toll-United Airlines 93 crashed in Shanksville, PA
10:28 AM: single bell toll-North Tower collapsed
10:35 AM: striking the bell toll to memorialize Line of Duty deaths in North Carolina in the Firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, and Police community.

Nationwide

No day has greater significance to the fire service than 9-11, when more than 340 firefighters died in the line of duty. Fire departments around the country will commemorate the milestone anniversary through special events and activities.

The monument includes a 1.5 ton piece of steel from the World Trade Center

The 20th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks will be marked with the traditional reading of victims’ names at the World Trade Center memorial in New York.

The Cornelius Never Forget 9/11 Monument, which includes a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, honors the first responders, citizens and military personnel who were affected by the attack.

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