COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine (August 25, 2022) – On Sunday, September 11, 2022, the national nonprofit organization Wreaths Across America calls on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11. At 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and sent it into the heart of New York City and the north side of the World Trade North Tower Center (1 WTC). At 9:03 a.m., five other hijackers flew United Airlines Flight 175 into the south facade of the South Tower (2 WTC).
At 9:37 a.m., five other hijackers sent American Airlines Flight 77 to the west side of the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia.
At 10:03 a.m., four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. waving the flag and sharing the stories of those who raised their hands to serve following the events of that fateful day. The flag waving will begin at 8:46 a.m. ET, when on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, five hijackers took control of American Airlines Flight 11 and sent it into the heart of New York and the Facade north of the World Trade Center. North Tower (1 WTC) and ended at 10:03 a.m. ET when four hijackers crashed United Airlines Flight 93 into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on the same day.
You too can register by connecting to the organization’s official Facebook page, to share photos and videos of your own community waving the flag. Participants are encouraged to take videos and photos of their participation in the national flag waving and share them with WAA, family and friends to help remember, honor and teach the generation born after 9/11 , how difficult times can strengthen us as a nation. Use the hashtag #FlagsAcrosstheCountry and #AmericaStrong when posting to social media and tag the official Wreaths Across America Facebook page.
WAA waves the American flag every Tuesday morning between 9 and 10 a.m. ET and encourages the public to join in. Each week messages of unity and remembrance are shared and the legacy of the “Freeport Flag Ladies” – who took to Freeport Hill on 9/11, 2001, following the events of that morning to hoist the flag and share a message of strength – lives like every week for 18 years. After their retirement on September 11, 2019, WAA picked up the tradition and continued to wave the weekly flag along US Route 1 in Jonesboro, Maine.