The U.S. Coast Guard Flags Across America program, sponsored by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association, gathers on Sept. 11 each year to honor the 184 American patriots who gave their lives on 9/11 at the Pentagon. Sporting t-shirts with the motto, “Our heroes will not be forgotten,” the Flags Across America volunteers remembered American Airlines Flight 77, hijacked by terrorists on 11 September 2001 and crashed into the Pentagon after it took off from Washington Dulles International Airport.
Tag: Remembering 9/11
To remember the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, a flag ceremony was performed. An unwavering American symbol, the vibrant red, white and blue colors stood out against the cloudy, gray sky as the flag detail team hoisted it up the pole. Capt. Gordon Loebl, commander, Coast Guard Sector New York, gave remarks on the significant role the Coast Guard plays on a daily basis to thwart terrorist activity and the positive impact of their response on that day.
Today, we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. As we remember loved ones who were taken too soon, we honor the strength and courage of those who carry on their legacy. From first responders on the day of the attacks to the first line of defense for our nation today, Coast Guard men and women remain a dedicated force in service to this great Nation.
Yesterday, the nation commemorated the 10 year remembrance of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on our country. Vigilance was the word of the day as we collectively reflected on the lives lost that day as well as the steps we have taken as a nation to ensure it never happens again. While our first responders and military
Chief Petty Officer Daniel Dugery, center with the Atlantic Strike Team patch on his shoulder, at World Trade Center Plaza. Photo courtesy of Daniel Dugery. The unthinkable happened on Sept. 11, 2001. The attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., represented the first acts of war on United States soil since the bombing of
Employees from various Department of Homeland Security agencies gather together to remember the victims of 9/11 and honor first responders at a DHS commemoration event in Washington, D.C. Second from the right is Coast Guard Petty Officer Brian Dunning. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. On the day of the
Adm. Loy was commandant at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks. He became commandant of the Coast Guard in May 1998 and served through May 2002. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Telfair Brown. In remembrance of the 9/11 attacks, Coast Guard Compass interviewed Adm. James Loy, 21st commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. As
Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Perez, center, was coxswain aboard the first Coast Guard boat to respond to smoke coming from the World Trade Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Hvozda. Every American has a different memory of the Sept. 11 attacks. Ten years later, the events of that day
Co-authored by Lt. Daniel Orchard, International Port Security Program. A Border Enforcement Security Task Force boarding team conducts a boarding on a tanker vessel April 29, 2009, off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. America’s seaports are an important part of our economy.