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What were you doing on this day 16 years ago? Well, I was on the radio getting ready for my news and community updates on the Tom Joyner Morning Show when the breaking news came across the airwaves that America was under attack. WHAT! What does this mean America is under attack? At that moment, I’m looking at the Kiss Fm in-studio television and I watched as the first plane hit the Twin Towers, World Trade Center in New York City.

It was unbelievable, my GOD! Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence @communityclo

September 11, 2001 was a mild morning for commuters heading to work and without warning our lives would forever be changed. The tragedy struck in New York City and as Americans we felt it across the country. We watched television and listened to radio reports and could not figure out what was happening to our land of the free.

Richmond held the Annual 9-11 Stair Climb honoring victims of 9-11 by Virginia residents. About 100 people attended the 15th annual remembrance ceremony at the VA War Memorial Sunday afternoon.  Since 9-11, the state of Virginia has received over 335-million in federal funding for local and state law enforcement, disaster management and preparedness, and more. Watch video courtesy of CBS-6.

President Trump will lead the nation commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks that killed close to 3,000 people. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will observe a moment of silence on the south Lawn of the White House at 8:45 a.m. Eastern time. That’s shortly before the first hijacked plane slammed into the World Trade Center in 2001. The First family will also join a commemoration ceremony at the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will host the ceremony. Vice President Mike Pence will attend a ceremony at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.


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