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Myrtle Beach remembers September 11

The first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York at 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001. Nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane struck the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania as passengers fought for control. In all, nearly 3,000 people died during the attacks, including more than 400 police officers and firefighters who responded.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Myrtle Beach City Council issued this proclamation remembering the day and honoring the victims….


WHEREAS, This week we remember the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks which occurred on September 11, 2001, claiming nearly 3,000 victims in New York, in Pennsylvania and in Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS, September 11 is known as Patriot Day, a time when we come together as a people to remember those we lost, and their loved ones, through prayer, contemplation, memorial services, the ringing of bells, vigils and other ceremonies and activities; and

WHEREAS, The events of September 11 tested Americans as few other dates have, bringing us together in spirit as a nation to oppose such evil and reminding us again how precious our freedoms are; and

WHEREAS, On Friday, September 11, flags will fly at half staff in memory of the victims and in honor of the brave souls who rushed to the rescue in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED that the Myrtle Beach City Council hereby honors and remembers those who died on September 11, 2001, when our nation was attacked, and further recognizes and thanks the men and women – firefighters, police officers and others – who responded without regard for their own safety on that date, 19 years ago.

Signed and sealed this Eighth day of September 2020.