Missoula marks 9/11 terrorist attacks anniversary

Posted at 6:33 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 08:33:22-04

MISSOULA – It was a day that shocked the nation to its core.

Lives were changed forever and the country watched in collective horror as nearly 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania back in 2001.

Several ceremonies were held in Western Montana on Tuesday to mark the September 11th terrorist attacks including in Missoula.

Thousands of tiny flags in front the Vietnam Memorial represented the men, women, and children killed in the attacks. The flags adorned the ground at Rose Park during the annual Never Forget Service hosted by the United Veterans Council of Missoula and Ravalli counties.

Songs, prayers, and presentations by honor and color guards also helped mark the anniversary. Representatives of local fire and police departments also participated in the event.

-Augusta McDonnell reporting for MTN News