Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their special meeting Monday, Aug. 30, approved the request of VFW Post 3904, American Legion Post 363, and GI Forum Chapter 324F to use Veterans Memorial Park for a Commemoration Ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 (Saturday, Sept. 11).

VFW Commander Katy Jackson said the ceremony will involve the ringing of a bell(s) at key moments from that fateful day in American history.

The ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will begin at 8:38 a.m., one minute after American Airlines (AA) flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.

20th Anniversary of 9/11 Script (all times are Central)

• 06:59 a.m. (One bell) – AA Flight 11 departs Logan International Airport with five hijackers on board.

• 7:14 a.m. – (One bell) – United Airlines (UA) Flight 175 leaves Logan International Airport with five hijackers on board. AA Flight 11 hijacked over central Massachusetts.

• 7:20 a.m. – (One bell) – AA Flight 77 leaves Washington Dulles International Airport with four hijackers on board.

• 7:42 a.m. – (One bell) – UA Flight 175 hijacked over New Jersey. UA Flight 93 departs from Newark International Airport.

• 7:46 a.m. – (One bell) – AA flight 11 crashes into the south face of the South Tower of the World Trade Center (1 WTC).

• 7:50 a.m. – (One bell) – AA Flight 77 hijacked over southern Ohio.

• 8 a.m. – Colors at the mast, raise and lower to half-staff.

• 8:03 a.m. – (One bell) – UA Flight 175 crashes into the north face of the North Tower of the World Trade Center (2 WTC).

• 8:28 a.m. – (One bell) – UA Flight 93 is hijacked over northern Ohio.

• 8:37 a.m. – (One bell) – AA Flight 77 crashes into the western side of The Pentagon.

• 8:38 a.m. – Ceremony begins: Welcome, Parade the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, introduction of law enforcement, fire departments, and other groups presents.

• 8:45 p.m. – United States airspace shutdown.

• 8:56 a.m. – Pause in ceremony for next three events.

• 8:57 a.m. – (One bell) – Passenger revolt begins on UA Flight 93.

• 8:59 a.m. – (One bell) – One World Trade Center collapses.

• 9:03 a.m. – (One bell) – UA Flight 93 crashes in a field 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, PA.

• 9:04 a.m. – Speeches from American Legion Post Commander and VFW Post Commander.

• 9:28 a.m. - (One bell) – Two World Trade Center collapses

• 9:29 a.m. – Recitation of number of police and fire personnel, as well as others lost on 9/11 for all four crash sites.

• 9:50 a.m. - (One bell) – Five stories of part of The Pentagon collapse due to fire.

• 9:51 a.m. – Taps and Benediction.

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