Monday marks 16 years since the 9/11 attacks, the deadliest on American soil. The smoking World Trade Centers, the first sign of the terrorist attack, and something that will not be forgotten.
The terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the towers, along with the Pentagon. A fourth plane was hijacked, but passengers attacked the hijackers. That plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
Monday morning, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, will lead a moment of silence to mark the moment of the attack. Then, they'll participate in an observation at the Pentagon.
Thousands are also expected to gather at the site of the World Trade Center to remember the nearly 3,000 victims.
Memorials started in Maryland last week in Parkville.
Over the weekend the Hope and Peace Foundation created a 'path of honor', placing nearly 3,000 flags along Putty avenue. A field of honor was also setup with 145 flags, the number of Maryland lives lost in the war on terror.
There are also several events you can be a part of to pay tribute:
- Baltimore County firefighters and police will toll Maryland's 9/11 remembrance bell 415 times, once for each of the fallen first responders. The bell tolls will begin at 8:46 a.m., when the first plane hit one of the twin towers.
- Howard county executive, Allan Kittleman, along with police and fire officials, are laying a wreath at Centennial Park's Garden of Hope in Ellicott City also at 8:46 a.m.
- Officials in Anne Arundel County are laying a wreath at the September 11 Memorial at County Police Headquarters in Millersville at 9:00 a.m.
- A candlelight vigil is being held at Mcavoy's in the Putty Hill Shopping Center in Parkville at 6:45 p.m.
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In addition to memorials, some in Maryland are using today as a day of service.
Local leaders and more than 250 employees from several Baltimore companies are participating in the 'Together We Serve' volunteering initiative. The project is part of the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
They'll be cleaning up the Charm City Farm, the Saint Frances Football Field, and Ambrose Kennedy Park.
Lastly, today Mission BBQ will honor all law enforcement, firefighters and EMS with free sandwiches all day at all locations.
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You can also show your appreciation by purchasing a red hometown heroes cups. Two dollars from cup sales will be donated to help our hometown heroes local charities.