JACKSON, Miss.–If you’re like most people who were alive and cognizant twelve years ago, you remember exactly what you were doing when two planes flew into the World Trade Center towers in New York City. Today people around the state join the world in remembering those attacks and the heroism that followed.
It’s the heroism that’s being celebrated at the University of Southern Mississippi. The remembrance ceremony going on there at the Trent Lott National Center was set to recognize charitable services and other community outreach efforts that honor the victims of the attacks. That was set for 1 p.m.
In addition to remembrance program, a 111-pound piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center was set to be unveiled and dedicated in its new permanent home on the second floor at the Trent Lott Center.
In Clinton, a class was set to Skype with New York City firefighters to learn more about the attacks and what those firefighters did in the aftermath that save lives and the sacrifices of fellow first responders.
Gov. Bryant declared a day of remembrance for the whole state, with flags to be flown at half staff until Wednesday evening.
“We will never forget the tragedies that took place on our American soil or those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 9/11,” he said in a statement.” We also remember the heroic acts of the many Americans who served those in need. Deborah and I will pray for those who lost loved ones during this tragedy and for those in uniform who continue to keep us safe.”
There will also be a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m., Central, the time of the beginning of the attack.