City of Sandy Springs

Sandy Springs Mayor Calls for Moment of Silence on 9/11

September 7, 2021

In remembrance of 9/11, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul has called for a citywide moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11.

American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001 and hit the World Trade Center’s North Tower in New York at 8:46 a.m. A second hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 175, crashed into the World Trade Center’s South Tower at 9:03 a.m.

A third hijacked plane, American Airlines Flight 77, struck the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m., while a fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed into an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to regain control of the hijacked plane.

“I ask all Sandy Springs residents to join me in remembering the events of that day and all who lost their lives,” said Paul. “We must also remember and give thanks to our nation’s great first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.”


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