Nearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists hijacked four commercial planes.
And 16 years later, people across the United States of America are still remembering and honoring those who died from those attacks.
In north Fulton County, memorial services, commemorations and tributes are planned on the anniversary of the attacks this year.
Johns Creek will host a Sept. 11 event at the Burkhalter Amphitheater at 10 a.m. The free event is aiming to honor the service and sacrifices of first responders and will include a narration of the timeline of events from that day. Mayor Mike Bodker will speak, the Johns Creek Veterans Color Guard will be featured, and donations for the Johns Creek Public Safety Foundation will be accepted.
In Roswell, the city will host a tribute from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Mike Gann 9/11 Memorial on Woodstock Road. Lawrence Dudney Jr., a retired brigadier general and commander in the Georgia National Guard, will speak. He was working at the Pentagon that day. Other city officials and first responders will speak, and the First Baptist Church of Roswell choir and Highland Cathedral bagpipes will perform.
At Milton High School, the community and first responders are invited to a memorial service on the school’s front lawn from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Representatives from the Milton Fire-Rescue and Milton Police Department will speak.
At Cambridge High School in Milton, Elizabeth Willis — a junior at the school — is organizing a display of American flags on the front lawn. On Sept. 9 at 4 p.m., the community is invited to help Willis plant the flags, one for each of the 2,977 people who died from the attacks. For those who want to visit the memorial, a remembrance book will be set up near the site where visitors can write memories of that day.
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