Today has been a day of remembrance for the almost 3,000 people that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
On that day Americans were stunned as two hijacked planes flew into the Twin Towers in New York City, one plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and another hijacked plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania.
The dead included many emergency personnel that were responding to the Twin Towers attack.
In Southern Pines this morning, the Southern Pines Fire and Rescue Department and the Southern Pines Police Department held a ceremony honoring those men and women who died in the line of duty on Sept. 11, 2001.
Also, a commemoration of the attack on America is on view in the Boyd Library on the campus of Sandhills Community College.
The display consists of two American flags: the Flag of Honor contains all the names of the individuals killed, and the Flag of Heroes contains the names of the emergency personnel who gave their lives to save others.
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