Mississippi leaders commemorate 9/11 on 18th anniversary

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 that left nearly 3,000 civilians and first responders dead following the collapse of the World Trade Towers in New York City, the crash at the Pentagon and the crash landing of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

As we remember those who were lost and the first responders that ran toward the chaos on that tragic day, flags across the state have been lowered to half-staff.

The executive order was signed by Lt. Governor Tate Reeves acting on behalf on behalf of Governor Phil Bryant.

This morning, leaders from across the country and in Mississippi have taken time to reflect on one of the darkest days in the history of the United States.

“Eighteen years ago today, our country was attacked,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “Evil cowards driven by a hateful ideology killed scores of innocent Americans. We responded with strength – met their terror with courage. That is the American way. Today, we remember those lost and recommit to that American way.”