Central Ohio remembers September 11th
Central Ohioans remembered the anniversary of September 11th at a memorial on the Ohio State campus today. Student ROTC members organized the ceremony to recognize all of the men and women who died serving their country.
At 8:46 a.m. Ohio state ROTC members lowered the American flag to half staff. The same moment terror struck American soil 2 years ago when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center. A 21 gun salute honored the three thousand victims who died that day.
Nicole Morrisson, of Columbus, was visiting her sisters who live in New York when the twin towers fell. She says the images never leave her mind.
The tragedy and loss of thousands of American lives has brought people together. Last year on the anniversary of September 11th, Morrisson went to a ceremony where she met Susan Parker. The two had never met before but have built a friendship together remebering that day.
OSU vice president of student affairs Bill Hall, who is a retired brigadier general, praised those who are still fighting the war on terror.
Four wreaths draped in red white and blue flowers represented the firefighters and police who gave their lives, the citizens who lost their lives, and all those who have died since the war on terrorism began. Today, America remembered all of them.