BATTLE CREEK, Mich. –
The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center hosted a 9/11 Remembrance Walk in Battle Creek, Michigan, Sept. 9, to observe the 21st anniversary of the attacks that took the lives of 2,977 Americans in 2001 and remains the history’s deadliest terrorist act.
The 9/11 Remembrance Walk, sponsored by the local Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Office, was held in the Palm Garden Room and included candles, bouquets, four large displays listing the names of victims and collages of press coverage, before and after images of affected locations, photos of both permanent and impromptu memorials, and imagery provided by Defense Logistics Agency personnel during their visits to the sites of the national tragedy.
The banners listed the individual names of victims of the attack on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the passengers of United Airlines flights 175 and 93, and American Airlines flights 11 and 77.
“Let’s never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice, the heroism of the first responders, and the incredible strength and resilience of the American people that we saw that day and in the years that followed,” wrote DLA Director Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic, in a memo to the agency workforce Sept. 9.
Her note invited employees to learn more about the events and the resilience of Americans in the aftermath through three national memorials:
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City
Flight 93 National Memorial Pennsylvania