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Remembering the Heroes of 9-11
Remembering the Heroes of 9-11

Today, Americans will take time to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11. On that day in 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four passenger jets with the intention of coordinated strikes on New York City and Washington, D.C.

Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

Over the weekend, members of Winter Haven High’s Army JROTC Color Guard participated in third annual Honoring Our Heroes, Remember the Day event held at Central Park in downtown Winter Haven. The event was held to honor first responders who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and to remember the military who gave their lives.

What some local schools are doing to honor the September 11th attacks:

Winter Haven High 
This morning, Winter Haven High’s Army JROTC Color Guard participated in a commemorative event held at Cypress Creek Village at 8 a.m.

Summerlin Academy
Cadets at Summerlin Academy reflected on the heroes of September 11th during a ceremony held this morning. The 7 a.m. ceremony was held to recognize the sacrifices of the day’s heroes.

Fort Meade Middle-Senior
Students have purchased "9-11 Never Forget" T-shirts and are going out into the community to do a good deed.

Timeline of Events on September 11, 2001  
Source: Pearson

8:45 a.m. – An airliner from Boston crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City

9:03 a.m. – Another airliner from Boston crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

9:40 a.m. -- An airliner from Washington, D.C. crashes into the Pentagon.

9:49 a.m. – The Federal Aviation Administration halts all aircraft takeoffs in the U.S.

9:50 a.m. – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.

10:03 a.m. -- United Flight 93 crashes in a field near Pittsburg after passengers attack hijackers who had taken over the plane.

10:29 a.m. – North Tower of the World Trade Center Collapses.

8:31 p.m. – President Bush addresses the nation, saying that Americans will remain strong against “evil despicable acts of terror.”

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