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Flags throughout the Norcross community are at half-mast today, in memory of the tragedy that happened 11 years ago today.
On this date in 2001, nearly 3,000 victims died in attacks made by terrorists upon the United States. Among the 2,753 victims who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and 8 private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the attack on the Pentagon. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of over 70 countries.
As a Norcross resident observed, "This is the first time that a foreign force has attacked Americans on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor. We should never forget either incident and take a moment not only to remember, but also to pray for those both here and abroad who continue to risk their own lives for our daily safety and freedom."
To the families who lost their loved ones, to the people who gave their lives, to the soldiers who fight every day for our freedom, and who have sacrificed so much throughout time - the prayers and thoughts of the Norcross community are with you on this sadly memorable day.