COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them on Sept. 11 in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11.
At 8:46 a.m. 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.
At 9:03 a.m. five other hijackers flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the southern facade of the South Tower.
At 9:37 a.m. another five hijackers flew American Airlines flight 77 into the western facade of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
At 10:03 a.m. four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Members of the WAA family, including staff, volunteers, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, and veterans, will join to share in the patriotic act of waving the flag, and sharing the stories of those who raised their hand to serve following the events of that fateful day.
The flag waving will start at 8:46 a.m. EST to mark the time when 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, and will end at 10:03 am EST, when four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
People can join in by tuning in to the organization’s Facebook page to share pictures and videos from your own community flag waving.
Participants are encouraged to take video and pictures of their participation in the national flag waving and share them with WAA, their family, and their friends to help remember, honor and teach the generation born after 9/11, how hard times can strengthen us as a nation.
WAA waves the American Flag every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. EST and encourages the public to join them.
Each week, messages of unity and remembrance are shared and the legacy of the “Freeport Flag Ladies” — who took to the Hill in Freeport on Sept. 11, 2001, following the events of that morning to hoist the flag and share a message of strength — lives on as it did each week for 18 years.
After the Flag Ladies retired on Sept. 11, 2019, WAA took over the tradition and continues the weekly flag waving along U.S. Route 1 in Jonesboro, Maine.
“Each Tuesday, we are joined by dozens of members of the local community and curious people stopping to be part of something meaningful,” said Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America. “I hope people will join us this year, both on the anniversary of 9/11, as well as each Tuesday moving forward.”
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