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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — We will observe Patriot Day this coming Monday, a national day of service and remembrance to honor those who lost their lives 22 years ago on 9/11.

At 8:46 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Sept. 11, 2001, an airplane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. 16 minutes later, another plane struck the South Tower. A third plane struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m., and a fourth plane in this coordinated attack crash landed in a field in Pennsylvania, after the passengers on board had overpowered the hijackers and retaken control of the aircraft. In total, 2,977 Americans perished.

The nation came together in the wake of this tragedy. Men and women answered the call to service, uniting under the banner of our nation, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion — choosing to pick up the mantel of sacrifice and defend truth, justice and the American way of life. Today, our military continues to stand ready to defeat the global threats of our nation’s enemies.

On 9/11, the colors of our nation will stand at half-mast to honor our fallen. There will be a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at the MSCoE Plaza. Please join us in honoring the sacrifice and the resolve of our fellow Americans.

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