City of Columbus to mark anniversary of 9/11

The Columbus Police and Fire Color Guard present the colors during the 2018 9-11 remembrance ceremony. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

The City of Columbus will observe the 18th year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with a remembrance ceremony on Wednesday. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:40 a.m. at Columbus City Hall and you are invited.

City officials say that a moment of silence will be observed to correspond with the attacks, beginning at 8:46 a.m., the time American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Additionally, the ceremony will include an emergency responder radio dispatch to honor the first responders and citizens that lost their lives following the attacks at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Members of the Columbus Fire and Police Department Color Guard will take part in the ceremony, and brief comments will be made by City officials. The ceremony is expected to last about 30 minutes.