Ceremony set for this morning at City Hall to remember 9-11

Community emergency workers will be gathering in front of Columbus City Hall this morning, to remember those who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks 17 years ago today.

Columbus Fire Chief Mike Compton says that the ceremony is an important one for firefighters.

It will include flags planted on the City Hall lawn by Central Middle School students.

Nearly 3,000 people died that day including 343 New York City firefighters and 71 police officers in and around the World Trade Center.

The ceremony starts at City Hall at 8:40 a.m. and will include an emergency dispatch call at 8:46 a.m., the moment when the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

According to our newsgathering partners at TTWN Media Networks,  Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will speak at a 9-11 memorial at the Pentagon. The annual observance commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks in 2001.

President Trump will observe the 9-11 anniversary at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.