MISSOURI The deadliest attack on American soil happened on this date, September 11th, 2001. Nineteen al Qaeda terrorist hijacked four American Airline passenger planes filled with 20,000 gallons of fuel, and two of the planes crashed into the World Trade Towers in New York.
A third plane hit the Pentagon near Washington, D.C., and a fourth terrorist hijacked plane was brought down in Pennsylvania. Around 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Many services and memorials are being held this week.
College of the Ozarks in southern Missouri has a permanent memorial on their campus that has large molten steel beams from the 9/11 World Trade Tower attack. Every year since the 9/11 attacks they’ve held a ceremony where students and first responders can pay tribute.
Ozarks College Public Relations Director Valorie Coleman says young children come out from their laboratory school to participate and bands play.
The 9/11 Never Forget Ceremony is held at their “Lest We Forget 9/11 Memorial” on College of Ozarks campus.
Coleman says, “This is a way to reflect on that horrific day and pray for those who lost their life and continue to die due to the after effects of that devastating tragedy.”
Here is a copy of the 9/11 Commission Report by the U.S. Government.