Local events commemorate 9/11 Anniversary

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Many local events are being held to commemorate the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. (Image Source: MGN Online/Photo credit: Pixabay)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

A total of 2,977 people died that day in New York City, Washington, and in Pennsylvania.

Among them, Tell City native Stacey Peak.

She was in her office on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center when the planes hit.

A group of 19 men hijacked four planes, which were then intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center and The Pentagon.

Another plane went down outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Only 60% of victims’ remains from the World Trade Center have been positively identified.

At least 200 firefighters who worked at ground zero in New York have died because of illnesses connected to the clean-up.

A number of local events will mark the anniversary of the attacks.

In Henderson, the fire department will host a remembrance ceremony entitled “Henderson will Never Forget.”

It will honor firefighters who died in the world trade center — and pay tribute to three local firefighters and other first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

That ceremony is set for 10:30 Wednesday morning at Fire Station #3 on Starlite Drive in Henderson.

That station has its own 9/11 Memorial which contains a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

Every year since 2002, Owensboro has held a “Freedom Walk” to honor thevictims of 9/11.

This year’s walk will begin at 11:00 a.m. At Owensboro Fire Station #1, located at W. 9th and Locust.

It will include a short march to the Charles Shelton Memorial at Smothers Park, followed by a short memorial service.

And Mission BBQ is honoring all police officers, firefighters and first responders on Wednesday with free food.

All locations are offering a free sandwich to those heroes, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., and as always, there will be a live singing of the National Anthem there at noon.

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(This story was originally published on September 11, 2019)

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