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Friday, September 17, 2021

9/11 20th Anniversary Observance

Picture: City of Ammon
Kendall Purser

Upon the 20th anniversary of the events of 9/11, many residents of Ammon took the time to reflect back on what happened that day and how it changed our world.

The ongoing pandemic is only the second time in recent history when the world came to a screeching halt. The first was on September 11, 2001.

At the new memorial mound in McCowin Park the Ammon Fire Department hosted a 2 hour ceremony marking each event of that fateful day with a moment of silence. Beginning with Flight 11 striking the North Tower at 8:46 am, and ending with the fall of the North Tower at 10:28 am 6 moments of silence were observed in all.

Starting on Thursday, September 9th, Ammon Arts put on a production of Hole in the Sky a play commemorating those who died in the towers. Guests could watch the play in person at the Thunder Ridge Performing Arts Center, or online via a video feed. There were 4 performances in total, two occurring on the anniversary itself.

The play depicts how a seemingly normal day became a living nightmare for those trapped above the impact zone. 

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