Mitchell Community College will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on the Circle of the historic Statesville Campus on Friday, September 11 at 10:15 a.m. (bell ringing will occur at 10:28 a.m.). Dr. Tim Brewer, Mitchell's President, will read the September 11, 2001 timeline listed below prior to the bell ringing.
Individuals are encouraged to view the ceremony live stream on the Mitchell Community College Facebook page.
This outdoor event is free and open to the public. Please note–Mitchell Community College currently requires face coverings for all persons on campus in indoor facilities and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
September 11, 2001 Timeline:
7:59 a.m. - Flight 11 takes off from Boston for Los Angeles. Eleven crew members, 76 passengers, and five hijackers are on board.
8:15 a.m. - Flight 175 takes off from Boston for Los Angeles. Nine crew members, 51 passengers, and five hijackers are on board.
8:20 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 77, en-route to Los Angeles, takes off from Washington, D.C. Six crew members, 53 passengers, and five hijackers are on board.
8:42 a.m. San Francisco-bound United Airlines Flight 93 takes off at Newark following a delay. Seven crew members, 33 passengers, and four hijackers are on board.
8:46 a.m. - Flight 11 crashes into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower.
9:03 a.m. - Flight 175 crashes into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower.
9:37 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon. The crash and fire kill 59 on the plane and 125 on the ground.
9:59 a.m. - The South Tower collapses in 10 seconds after burning for 56 minutes. More than 800 people in and around the building are killed.
10:03 a.m. - United Airlines Flight 93 crashes near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers and crew storm the cockpit. Forty passengers and crew on board perish.
10:28 a.m. - The North Tower collapses after burning for 102 minutes. More than 1,600 in and around the building are killed.
8:30 p.m. - President Bush addresses the nation from the White House, assuring Americans that a search is underway for "those who are behind these evil acts."