Monteagle 9/11 Ceremony

The town of Monteagle will hold a 9/11 commemoration ceremony this Thursday, Sept. 9, two days prior to the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The Town of Monteagle will be remembering the catastrophic events that shook the nation on Sept. 11, 2001 this weekend on the 20th anniversary of the event. On that day, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, two planes flew into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and a fourth plane, likely bound for the White House, crashed at a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after its passengers band together to thwart the hijackers.