On the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, members of the DFW Airport community gathered at the Department of Public Safety Headquarters for a moment a silence to remember the lives lost.
More than one hundred people attended the commemoration ceremony, including DFW Airport first responders, staff members, family and friends.
DFW Director of Public Safety Alan Black thanked those in attendance, while recognizing the bravery of the more than 400-first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice when faced with unthinkable tragedy that day.
“My colleagues and the uniformed services each day are reminded of this tragedy. And, because of their sacrifice, we are better prepared to protect, even more devoted to serve and reminded of our duty once again to keep alive their memory and their purpose through our own dedication and commitment,” said Black.
More than 3000 souls lost their lives with the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93.