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.
As a tribute to those who lost their lives that day, the White Sulphur Springs Lions Club carries American Flags across three interstate bridges in White Sulphur and Lewisburg. Anyone wishing to join the Lions to honor the victims is welcome beginning at 8:45 a.m. and continuing through the time of the last plane crash in PA (10:07 a.m.)
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks, and we have not forgotten. Please bring your flag to any one of the three overpasses (Rt. 311 or Kate’s Mountain Road in WSS, or in Lewisburg on Sydenstricker Road off Rt. 60 West.) If you are driving on any of the interstates, please wave or blow your horn to honor the victims. Any questions, you may call Steve Clendenen in Lewisburg at 304-645-1359 or Lion President Mary Lee Buckland in WSS at 304-536-3259.