For Immediate Release, September 7, 2017
Mayor Proclaims 9-11-2017 as Patriot Day & National Day of Remembrance
Pictured above, the 9-11 monument on the south lawn of Memorial City Hall was placed in memory of those killed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The granite is in the shape of the Pentagon building and was sourced near Shanksville, PA. ~The I-beam was acquired from the Twin Towers that were located in New York City.
To commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 the Old Wheeler Bell atop Memorial City Hall will toll at the following times the morning of September 11, 2017:
8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC).
9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC).
9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.
9:59 a.m.: The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses.
10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.
10:28 a.m.: The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately.
Residents of the City are encouraged to visit the September 11th memorial on the south lawn of Memorial City Hall, 24 South Street in Auburn.
WHEREAS, Sixteen years ago today, America witnessed one of the darkest days it had seen in years. In less than three hours, we were attacked by terrorist groups, and lost over 3,000 people; and
WHEREAS, Today we pay tribute to loved ones, friends, family, fellow citizens, and all who died on September 11, 2001 out in the field in Southwestern Pennsylvania, in the steel of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and the wreckage and flames of the United States Pentagon; and
WHEREAS, America stood united in our communities, cities, states, and as one nation that morning and still do today. Our patriotism and resilience as Americans shine through any darkness that may knock on our door. To this day we still work together to rebuild and recover mental and physical damage from the attacks; and
WHEREAS, With over a decade that this terrible tragedy occurred, our country and world have changed in so many ways. America will forever remember where we were, what we were doing, and who we were with at the time of the attacks; and
WHEREAS, Congress has designated September 11 of each year as, “Patriot Day” and has requested the observance of September 11 as an annually recognized “National Day of Service and Remembrance”; and
NOW THEREFORE, I, Michael D. Quill, Mayor of the City of Auburn, New York, proclaim the day, September 11, 2017 as
PATRIOT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
And urge the citizens of Auburn to reflect and remember all the innocent victims who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the City of Auburn to be affixed this seventh day of September 2017.
Michael D. Quill
City of Auburn, New York