Emergency crews remember 9-11
by Paisley Boston
Sep 10, 2013 | 1923 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It’s a day Americans have indelibly printed in their memories — the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.

In commemoration of that day Bolivar County First Responders will hold a ceremony Wednesday at the intersection of Miss. Highway 8 and U.S. Highway 61.

"We will assemble around 7 a.m. and block the intersection at 7:53 a.m., which was around the time that the first plan crashed into the tower, " said Sheriff Kelvin Williams.

"We will have a moment of silence to pay our respects for the lives lost in the Sept. 11 tragedy. All emergency staff will attend the commemoration. Citizens are also welcomed; the highway will be blocked. We will stop and park our cars for a few minutes, for a moment of silence," added Williams.

Cleveland Police and Fire Department will also commemorate the event.

"We're going to blow our sirens around the time that the first plane hit and have a moment of silence," said Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham.

On Sept. 11 four coordinated attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger airliners.

Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center Complex in New York City.

Within two hours both towers collapsed with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center Complex.

The attacks resulted in the deaths of 2,996 people, including the 19 hijackers and 2,977 victims.