18th Anniversary of 9/11 Remembered With Vigils, Stair Climbs, Blue Mass

Courtesy History.com

Today is 9/11 – on this day we remember the 3,000 innocent Americans who were killed in three separate terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC in 2001.

Remembrance events are taking place across the State and the Country today and some have already happened.

In our area:

The VFW Post 7720 in Cornelia will host a candlelight vigil this evening at 7p to commemorate the 9/11 attacks.

The vigil will be held at the Habersham County Veterans Wall of Honor.

Woodmen of the World will provide a free dinner to veterans and first responders from 5p to 7p. Others may eat for $5 a plate.

The Habersham Veterans Wall of Honor is located next to the Habersham Chamber of Commerce in Cornelia.

Over the weekend, firefighters across the country have conducted Stair Climb competitions as a way to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters, police, and EMS who selflessly gave their lives so that others might live on 9-11-2001.

Each participant pays tribute to an FDNY firefighter, police officer, or EMS by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.

On that fateful day in New York, 343 firefighters, 60 police officers, and 10 EMT’S gave their lives to save others.

One took place last Saturday in downtown Atlanta at the Sovereign Condominium Association on Peachtree St. where some 400 participants raised money to support the families of local fallen firefighters and the FDNY Counseling Services Unit.

Other events taking place today include:

In Atlanta, the Archdiocese of Atlanta will celebrate/celebrated its annual Blue Mass for all public safety officials and first responders today at 10 a.m. at The Cathedral of Christ the King, 2699 Peachtree Road in Buckhead.