Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on our nation.
Nearly 3,000 people were killed and many of us remember where we were and what we were doing that morning.
Claire Davis has more on what people in Central Georgia are doing to honor those lost.
It's a day our country will never forget. President George W. Bush made this speech at Ground Zero. “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”
Planes were hijacked and crashed into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Right here in Central Georgia, many organizations are preparing to honor those men and women.
Macon: Macon-Bibb County will be remembering those lost with a 9/11 Ceremony at Public Safety Memorial Park on Mulberry Street. There will be a Presentation of Colors by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Macon-Bibb County Fire Department Honor Guard. Roses will be placed on the Memorial by Sheriff David Davis, Chief Marvin Riggins, and Colonel Henderson Carswell as a symbol that Macon-Bibb will never forget the sacrifice made by these individuals in service to the community
Telfair County: The school district will hold its Patriot Day program. The Telfair County Elementary School chorus will perform at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning. EMS Staff, first responders, veterans, and folks in the community are invited to attend.
Milledgeville: Organizers at the Georgia Military College will host a two-day event. The first starts at 7:40 a.m. and the president of the college, Lieutenant General William B. Caldwell and Milledgeville Mayor Gary Thrower will speak. Students at Georgia Military College's prep school will write the names of the 9/11 victims around the campus with chalk.
Houston County: The Warner Robins Women's Club and the Houston County GOP Outreach Committee are gathering for the 9/11 Day of Service opening ceremony at the Old Perry Courthouse. That's happening at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. State, county, city leaders, first responders and the community are welcome to attend.
Wrightsville: At 9:00 a.m., the Wrightsville Fire Department is inviting the community to their 15th Annual September 11th memorial service. Wrightsville Police Chief Aaron Price is speaking at the event.
Milledgeville: The Georgia Military College JC Football team will play Palmetto at Davenport Field and the theme is military appreciation.
Macon: The Fort Hawkins Commission will be hosting Patriot Day at the Block House starting at 2 p.m.