How Will You Remember the September 11 Attacks?

With the 11-year anniversary of the attacks today, what are you planning to do to remember that day?

Today is the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New York City and damaged the Pentagon. 

Ceremonies are scheduled nationally and locally to remember the day, honor the victims and celebrate the actions of Americans in the aftermath of the attacks. But now that it's more than 10 years since the attacks, there is a quieter approach to the anniversary. Those in public safety, however, will never forget.

Saturday morning, firefighters participated in the Dunwoody Manhattan Memorial Climb at The Manhattan Condominiums. State Rep. Tom Kirby said this is an annual event, started last year by a career Dekalb County firefighter, to honor the fallen heroes on 9/11. Capt. Patrick Lindstrom had used the 27 flights of stairs in the apartment complex for training. He came up with the idea to use it as a fundraiser after reflecting what it must have been like for the firefighters who rushed into the World Trade Center and up 110 flights to certain death on that day. 

"The firefighters put on all their gear and some go up and down the flights four or five times to make it equal to 110," Kirby said. "It is used as a fundraiser and is now an annual event."

The Dunwoody Crier gives an in depth explanation of the event. While there are some local events planned, it does appear that it is becoming more of a day in history that some people will always remember, but no longer one that the whole county stops to commemorate.

The City of Stone Mountain isn't having a formal 9/11 ceremony this year as it did last year, but it does still have an .

So how will you be remembering 9/11 this year?

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Alan September 11, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Over the last few days I have watched a few television specials about 9/11. Today I am flying a large American Flag in front of my home, and I've played a few tunes of remembrance on the bagpipes as I reflected back on that day and the days following.
Leslie Johnson September 11, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Thank you for sharing this, Alan. I am putting out my flags today, too.


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