Submitted by Ashley Wickline, LCPD Community Relations Coordinator

Lake City, Fla., – On September 11, 2020 the Lake City Police and Fire Departments will recognize and honor the nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on our Nation. The service will be held in the front of the Public Safety building beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m.

On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.