Today marks 12 years since 2,996 people were killed when the World Trade Center towers in New York City were attacked.
In memory of the 343 first responders who died that day, Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren will be the host for an invitation-only 9/11 luncheon at Jim Miller Park off Callaway Road in Marietta. Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will be the guest speaker and the meal is sponsored by the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association.
Two high schools in the Cobb County School District are also having student events or programs to honor the dead.
During homeroom, Sprayberry High School students in Marietta will participate in a character education lesson centered on the anniversary of the attacks.
Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs will also hold a special flag ceremony before school starts. Students will raise the American flag and have a moment of silence.
Mableton students at Floyd Middle School will also watch a video segment about the September 11 attacks and then be asked to write their own essay responses about the incident.