Minnesotans Gather in Remembrance of 9/11

September 11, 2018 11:10 AM

Gatherings and services are planned Tuesday in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, when hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York.

A group of Minnesotans called Our Ground Zero honored the victims and first responders killed 17 years ago by placing flags at the Stagecoach Bridge near Woodbury.

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Additionally, Gov. Mark Dayton ordered flags be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday. Dayton proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day and A Day of Service and Remembrance" out of respect for the victims. Dayton encouraged Minnesotans to observe a national moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. CT (8:45 EDT) - the time the first plane crashed.

The Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis will be lit red, white and blue on Tuesday night, in observance of the day.

Nationwide, there will be an observance at the Sept. 11 memorial in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where a new "Tower of Voices" was dedicated Saturday. President Donald Trump will be attending that observance and Vice President Mike Pence is attending a ceremony at the Pentagon.

RELATED: US Marks 9/11 with Somber Tributes, New Monument to Victims

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Rebecca Omastiak

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