We will never forget where we were 11 years ago this morning.
As America looked on in shock and disbelief, jets flew in to the World Trade Center towers, crashed into the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 died in the attacks.
Today, we all should pause to remember those who have lost their lives in the war on terror, which started on Sept. 11, 2001. Remember those who perished in the attacks. Remember those who have perished while defending the United States. And, remember those who are currently serving across the globe.
Locally, there are two events planned today. Those are:
A special 9/11 memorial service at First Baptist Church, 876 Central Ave., Dunkirk at 6 p.m. All in the community are invited to attend. There will be recognition of anyone present who lost a loved one or friend on 9/11. Dr. Robert Gage and his wife will share some of their 9/11 experiences at the service. The Gages lived in New York City at the time when he was pastor of the First Baptist Church in the city.
The City of Dunkirk Fire Department Local 616 will hold its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. The event will be at Dunkirk City Hall starting at 9 a.m. The ceremony will feature guest speakers, the chaplain for the fire department as well as remarks from Mayor A.J. Dolce. Taps will be played to honor those who died 11 years ago. All are welcome to attend.