County asked to participate in Sept. 11 anniversary

By Ryan Carter -

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, local agencies and churches are being asked to participate in the remembrance this Sunday morning.

“Due to 9/11 being on Sunday of this year and the importance of not forgetting that terrible event that occurred, I am asking that all sirens throughout the city/county be activated and church bells rung, if you have one, at that time,” said Fulton Terry, director of the Fayette County Emergency Management Agency. “Also, perhaps sometime during your service a moment of silence can be done in remembrance of those that lost their lives.”

In Columbus, the board that oversees the Ohio Statehouse is marking the anniversary by installing 2,977 U.S. flags on the Statehouse lawn.

The panel says the flags being installed represent the victims of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. Those sites are reflected in the layout of the flags. From above, the exhibit is designed to look like the twin towers, with a space shaped like the Pentagon and a strip representing the Pennsylvania field where Flight 93 went down. The flags will remain through Monday.

By Ryan Carter

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