ALEXANDRIA, VA – The national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling for all Americans to take part in a nationwide event on Tuesday, Sept. 7. On that day, wave the American flag in remembrance of 9/11/2001, which was also a Tuesday.
The event will begin at 8:45 a.m. EST, broadcasting live on Facebook and on Wreaths Across American Radio. It is scheduled to conclude at 10:05 a.m. EST. In addition to the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance and sharing of stories, there will be four moments of silence, as listed below.
- At 8:46 am, on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and flew it into the heart of New York City and the northern facade of the World Trade Center’s North Tower (1 WTC).
- At 9:03 am, five other hijackers flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower (2 WTC).
- At 9:37 am, another five hijackers flew American Airlines flight 77 into the western facade of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
- At 10:03 am, four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
“Now, more than ever, it is so critical for communities to come together to Remember all those who served, and Honor their service and their family’s service, especially those who volunteered during the War on Terror following the events of September 11, 2001,” said WAA Executive Director, Karen Worcester. “But more than anything, we must Teach our children about these men and women, and the courage and commitment it takes to be a part of the small number of Americans who protect all our freedoms.”
Gold Star families, Veterans, and first responders will be present.
WAA is best known for placing wreaths on the tombstones of fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. But they also place wreaths at 2,750 locations throughout the country.