Remembering the American spirit: Capitol ceremony honors 20th anniversary of 9/11
“Twenty years after the devastating day every American who was alive that day remembers, we witnessed the American people’s resolve and the best of our spirit, even in a time of tragedy,” said Gov. Mark Gordon.
“We remember that day and honor all those who sacrificed so much, who answered the call and who continue to ensure the world remembers there is no better friend, no worse enemy than the people of the United States of America,” Gordon continued. “It is right that we honor all those this day and in so doing, we can affirm all that day cost us has not been in vain.”
A wreath-laying ceremony will be held on the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to honor the lives of 2,997 men, women and children lost that day. Moments of silence will be held to coincide with the timing of American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 hitting the north and south towers of the World Trade Center, American Airlines Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
“This event will preserve the memories of the lives lost and serve as remembrance of those who responded to this awful act of terrorism,” said Wyoming Veterans Commission Director Tim Sheppard. “We vowed to never forget, and on this day we will remember.”