September 11, 2001 went down in infamy as a tragic day of loss for the American people, but it also denotes a day when a nation came together. Our 2424 Penn Apartments Blog is featuring some ways that you can remember and honor those who died in the 9/11 tragedy this year on the 16th anniversary of the attack. Whether you’re spending the day inside or outside of your Washington, D.C. apartment, take some time to remember this important day.
Fly the American Flag
The American flag when flown is symbolic of the undiminished American spirit and victory, even in the face of great adversity. Show your patriotism and love for this country without needing to use any words by flying a flag.
Giving blood is a great way to help your community. Each time you donate blood you could be saving up to three lives of people who are injured or sick and in desperate need of blood. Use the American Red Cross website to find a blood drive near you.
Donate to a Charity
There are several 9/11 charities out there that help to provide support and help to families of 9/11 victims, help survivors of the tragedy, and prevent future terrorist attacks. Find a charity and donate either your time or money to their cause.
Visit a Memorial
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is one of three year-round memorials dedicated to those who lost their lives in 9/11. The memorial is located on the southwest side of the Pentagon, just yards away from where terrorists flew a jet into the building, resulting in the death of 184 people. By visiting the memorial you can learn more about the events and show your respect and honor for those who died on that day. You can also make a donation to go towards the preservation of the Memorial for future generations.
Observing Moments of Silence
Join with others around the country on September 11th to observe these moments of silence which mark key moments on that day.
8:46 am: The first plane crashed into the North Tower
9:03 am: The second plane crashed into the South Tower
9:37 am: Another plane crashes into the Pentagon near D.C.
9:59 am: The South Tower collapsed.
10:03 am: Another hijacked plane crashes into an empty field near Shanksville, PA after passengers, learning of the other attacks, attempted to seize control of the plane from their hijackers.
10:28 am: The North Tower collapses.
How do you plan on commemorating those who died in the 9/11 attack? Share your ideas with us in the comments. Thanks for reading our post.
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