Maryland Honors 9-11 Victims on 15th Anniversary of Attacks

BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  It’s been 15 years since the terror attacks on 9/11, killing nearly 3,000 people, and marking this country forever. Today, Marylanders are remembering the lives lost.

Dozens gathering together at the Parkville fire station, to reflect on the worst terror attacks in U.S. History.

With the tolling of a bell, the victims who lost their lives on september 11 are remembered. Moments of silence, mark the exact times each of the twin towers came crashing down.

“It was a day that changed our lives forever. Then we made a promise, never forget. That’s what we’re doing,” said Chuck Ritz, founder of the Hope and Peace Foundation.

A path of honor made up of nearly 3,000 flags for each of the victims killed 15 years ago. On this grim anniversary, the 69 victims from Maryland killed on 9/11 get an everlasting tribute.

A rolling memorial etched with their names. Also on it, the names of Maryland service men and women who have lost their lives fighting terror.

Over at Fort McHenry, the massive flag flies at half staff as visitors learn about sacrifice.

“It stands out as a singular moment that affects us all. It’s something we look back, and we want to remember what people did for us,” said Shannon McLucas, Fort McHenry Park Ranger.

Runners and walkers taking to the streets of Baltimore for a Run to Remember.

The tribute event near Baltimore’s World Trade Center, kicking off at 8:46 a.m., the time when the the first plane hit the first tower.

Changing New York’s skyline and the country’s history, forever.

Organizers say these events are dedicated to the first responders who died on 9/11 and those who keep Maryland safe, every day.

Proceeds from the Run to Remember will go to the Baltimore City Police and Fire Foundations, to help families of first respondedrs that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

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