A Day of Remembrance on Capitol Square
September 8, 2015

A Day of Remembrance on Capitol Square
The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 with a memorial flag display on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. As part of the this day of remembrance, members of the Ohio Chapter of Bugles Across America and The Mt. Vernon Pipes (bagpipe band) will participate in a ceremony to honor the victims of the four attacks on that fateful Tuesday morning in 2001. Col. Tim Gorrell, U.S. Army Retired, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services will participate and give closing remarks.

“The Sept. 11 attacks changed the lives of Americans forever and the lives of those around the world instantaneously. This memorial gives us the opportunity to mourn the lives lost that horrific day, and it gives us remembrance of the sacrifices of all Americans who have sought peace around the world ever since,” said CSRAB Chairman Chris Widener.

The musicians will perform to remember the 9/11 victims as the attacks unfolded:

  • 8:46 a.m. - American Airlines flight 11 strikes the north tower of the World Trade Center (WTC)

  • 9:03 a.m. - United Airlines flight 175 strikes the south tower of the WTC

  • 9:37 a.m. - American Airlines flight 77 strikes the Pentagon

  • 10:03 a.m. - United Airlines flight 93 crashes in Somerset County, PA

Since 2002 CSRAB has partnered with Hands on Central Ohio and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to display the 2,999 U.S. Flags that comprise the memorial. The U.S. flags represent the 2,977 victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. When seen from above, the design represents the World Trade Center towers, with a space in the shape of the Pentagon and an open strip representing the field in Pennsylvania. The memorial will be display on Capitol Square from Fri., Sept. 11 until Mon., Sept. 14.

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