Harford County Remembers Victims Of The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks With Ceremony, Flag Lowering
HARFORD COUNTY - This morning, Harford County held a memorial ceremony at its emergency services facility in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The county flag will be lowered from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the victims who lost their lives at the World Trade Center in 2001.
At precisely 8:46 a.m., coinciding with the moment the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center, Harford County Executive Bob Cassilly led a countywide moment of silence. The moment honored the heroes, remembered the lives lost, and acknowledged the families affected by 9/11.
"In gathering as a community, we reaffirm the importance of remembering the innocent lives lost and their families. The passage of time should not diminish our memory of their sacrifice," said Cassilly.
For the ceremony, ladder trucks from the Fallston and Whiteford Volunteer Fire Companies created an arch, raising the American flag approximately 50 feet above the ground between their extended ladders. The event also featured performances by a bagpiper and local high school students.
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