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Posted on: September 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fire Company to Commemorate 9/11

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The Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company will pause this September 11 to commemorate, reflect, and honor those lost during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

A large American flag will be hung from a ladder truck beginning at sunrise on Monday, September 11, 2023, and will remain until sundown, at the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company, 20727 Route 19.

The Freedom Riders and VFW Post 879 be attending the morning events. Scout Troop 404 will be on hand to retire the flag at sunset. 

John Pristas, CTVFC’s Assistant Chief, will play “Taps” in front of the company’s 9/11 Memorial outside of the fire station at the following times:  

  • 8:46 a.m., American Flight 11 hits the North Tower of the World Trade Center
  • 9:03 a.m., United Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower
  • 9:40 a.m., American Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon
  • 9:59 a.m., World Trade Center’s South Tower collapses
  • 10:03 a.m., Hijacked flight United Flight 93 crashes into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • 10:28 a.m., World Trade Center’s North Tower collapses

Media are welcome to attend this moving tribute to America. 

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