On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed throughout the United States as a terrorist attack was launched against our country.
It's been 12 years and the feelings of many metro Atlanta residents haven't dulled since the terrorists’ attacks that changed the face of the world.
There has been talk through the years of making Sept. 11 a national holiday. On a note of comparison, Veterans Day originated in the era surrounding our nation’s Civil war, but it wasn’t until 1971 that it was recognized as an official federal United States holiday.
Do you think Sept. 11 should be a national holiday? Tell us in the comments.
Locally, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department this Wednesday morning will hold a ceremony in Dallas honoring the men and women who gave their lives to help those caught in the attacks. At 5 p.m. that day, the Kennesaw Library will hold a Sept. 11 art tribute that will have children ages 9 to 12 creating artwork to commemorate those who gave all to help others and celebrate what it means to be American (pre-registration is required for this event—call 770-528-2529 to register).Do you know of a special 9/11 event happening in the metro Atlanta area this week? Please share in the comment section below and we’ll help get the word out.