On Sept. 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed throughout the United States as a terrorist attack was launched against our country.
It's been 12 years and the feelings of many metro Atlanta residents haven't dulled since the terrorists’ attacks that changed the face of the world.
There has been talk through the years of making Sept. 11 a national holiday. On a note of comparison, Veterans Day originated in the era surrounding our nation’s Civil war, but it wasn’t until 1971 that it was recognized as an official federal United States holiday.
- Do you think Sept. 11 should be a federal holiday?
A Facebook page called "Make 9-11 a National Holiday" was established in 2010, but hasn't had a post since last year.
In a CNBC poll from 2011, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the attacks, 48 percent said yes, 44 said no, and 8 percent were unsure.
The day is marked as Patriot Day, renamed last year as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, but it is not a federal holiday.The day of remembrance is widely honored across the country, including several events planned in Northeast Georgia.
- Suwanee will dedicate a display that includes an artifact from Ground Zero.
- The City of Dacula plans a tree planting and memorial service at Maple Creek Park.
- The Winder Fire Department has a program beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
- The Grayson Farmers Market will have a moment of silence.
Do you know of a special 9/11 event happening this week? Please share in the comment section below and we’ll help get the word out.