Anyone remember the details of their morning on September 11, 2001? Me too, everything. I remember exactly where I was - Lawrenceville Elementary in my 5th grade class. I remember the outfit I was wearing. At 8:46 am the first plane struck the North tower and my entire class just sat and watched. confused. A lot of people that I ask can also remember specific details of that day....considering it was 18 years ago, that's a pretty significant memory from arguably the most traumatic thing to happen to America.
I still cant believe it's been 18 years. The whole country mourns today, but more so - we remember.
There are remembrance ceremonies happening all over Atlanta today including:
a memorial at the DeKalb County Police headquarters held outside the building, in front of a monument commemorating 9/11 first responders.
a remembrance ceremony in Gwinnett County, at 8:30 a.m. at the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center
a memorial at Mt. Tabor Park in Paulding County at 8:40 a.m.
a memorial by the Smyrna Fire Department at the Twentieth Century Veterans Memorial at 8:30 a.m.
TSA workers will also hold a memorial at 8:46 a.m. at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in the Domestic Terminal.
There are other kinds of commemorations, including memorial stair climbs by the LaGrange Fire Department (beginning 8 a.m. at Callaway Stadium) and in Jonesboro at the Clayton County Police Department headquarters.
Four firefighters in Douglasville will walk 9.11 miles on treadmills at the Academy Sports + Outdoors store, to support the Tempus Fidem Foundation, as well. That's at 7200 Concourse Parkway.
Tributes will continue throughout the day, with a mid-morning Blue Mass honoring 9/11 first responders at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta at 2699 Peachtree Rd. NE.
And in the evening, a 9/11 Heroes Run 5K to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation will begin at the Georgia World Congress Center at 7 p.m. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is expected to attend.