Virginians are asked to observe a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. — the moment when American Airlines Flight 77 impacted the Pentagon in Arlington County.
“Twelve years ago this Wednesday the lives of Virginians, Americans, and people across the world were changed forever following the destruction of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, the attack against the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crash of Flight 93 in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Bob McDonnell in a message sent to Virginia state employees.
“A dozen years later we still mourn the lives of the over 3000 men, women, and children who were taken from us on that horrible day, including the 184 killed on Virginia soil.“
The Town of Leesburg has planned a remembrance ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Town Green.