Delawareans remember 9/11

By Amy Cherry 9:10am, September 11, 2013
Delawareans mark the 12th anniversary of 9/11, a day our nation changed forever.

The Delaware Military Academy hosts its annual commemorative ceremony where Delaware dignitaries, including Governor Markell turn out.

At Dover Air Force Base, the 9/11 memorial is expected to be unveiled in a ceremony at the Air Mobility Command Museum. Also there, 12 NASCAR drivers, including Kyle Busch will visit Airmen and present them a donation of 1,500 NASCAR tickets to USO Delaware.

Dover International Speedway is hosting its annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Diamond Room at Dover Downs.

Children of all ages are also remembering 9/11. Third graders at New Castle Elementary, who have no personal remembrance of 9/11, will be making a Unity Quilt out of handmade flags that represent their heritage.

In Middletown, a solemn ceremony was held outside the Middletown High School's flagpole, where Air Force JROTC cadets lowered the flag to half-mast, a student performance of TAPS, and a moving prayer to remember the 2,977 victims of 9/11.

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