LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On this day, 19 years ago, thousands of people got up and prepared to head to work and travel. Sadly, many of them didn't live past 10:03 a.m.
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes. Two of them crashed into the north and south World Trade Center towers in New York, causing them to collapse.
Another plane crashed into the Pentagon.
A fourth plane went down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers struggled with hijackers.
Today is now known as Patriot Day to honor the thousands who died. In Las Vegas, there are several events honoring the victims.
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A flag-raising ceremony is set to start at 6:30 a.m. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and limitations on large gatherings, viewers are encouraged to watch the event from home. 13 Action News will bring it to you live during Good Morning Las Vegas this morning, or you can watch below.
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At The Strat, Las Vegas area firefighters and UNLV's football coaching staff will honor victims of the 9/11 attacks by nearly 1,500 steps to the top of the 108 story tower.
The tradition is meant to simulate the distance first responders had to travel inside the world trade center 19 years ago.
This is the first time UNLV's coaching staff is able to participate.
They'll begin climbing at 9 a.m.
FIRE STATION 5
In a closed ceremony, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue will continue their "Tolling of the Bells" at Fire Station 5, for every one lost on this day 19 years ago.
A retired New York firefighter who responded to the towers' collapse will also be at the ceremony to sing the national anthem.
This ceremony will begin at 6:50 a.m. -- roughly the same time as the collapse of the South Tower.
Watch the "Tolling of the Bells"