Sept. 11 ceremonies to be held at Big Sandy campuses

Jack Latta jlatta@civitasmedia.com

September 10, 2013

PRESTONSBURG — Service persons from various agencies will be present Wednesday as tribute is paid to the victims and survivors of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

Members of the Prestonsburg Fire Department and other first response agencies will be on hand Wednesday morning for a special Sept. 11 commemorative service to be held at Big Sandy Community and Technical College.

BSCTC will host memorials, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Prestonsburg, Pikeville and Mayo campuses. The events on the Mayo and Pikeville campuses will begin at 11 a.m., while the Prestonsburg observance will begin at noon.

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, began at 8:46 a.m., when an airliner crashed into the World Trade Center’s north tower. Minutes later, a second plane crashed into the World Trade Centers South tower, while a third plane struck the Pentagon. A fourth plane which was reportedly on its way to another target in Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to subdue the terrorists.

In all, 2,996 people were killed in the attacks. Among them were a large number of first responders who arrived at the World Trade Center following the first plane crash.

For more information on Wednesday’s service, contact Joshua Ball at (606) 889-4703.