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Mason City to commemorate events of September 11, 2001


This news story was published on September 9, 2021.
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MASON CITY — Mason City will commemorate “the time that changed everything” during a ceremony at 8:59 a.m. Saturday in Central Park.

The ceremony will begin at the exact time the first of two world trade centers collapsed twenty years ago on Saturday. The 9-11 attack was one of the deadliest foreign assaults ever on U.S. soil.

“It is important to remember because it really was a time that changed everything,” said retired Navy Capt. Joan Platz, of Mason City. “As a nation, we suddenly felt less invincible.”

Platz, joined with Dalena Barz and Alice Hanley of Alpha Media to coordinate the Mason City 20th Anniversary 9-11 Commemoration.

The ceremony will include the joint Mason City Police & Fire Department Honor Guard, 800 flags displayed throughout the park, and bell ringing by area churches.

“It’s important to reflect on the courage of our first responders, who knowing how dangerous it can be, still volunteer. It is a good time for us to thank our Mason City first responders,” said Platz, who noted first responders will be providing an honor guard for the ceremony.

“It is important to remember what happed that day and it’s personal to me because I was in the Pentagon at the time,” she said. “I was standing at my desk working when we got the call that a plane had hit a tower in New York. I worked in Naval aviation so the caller wanted to know if the Navy was missing a plane. Then we watched the second attack and shortly thereafter we felt the third attack.”

“It is also time to take the courage of the members of Flight 93 and to do what they asked us to do. ‘Let’s roll’ and let’s make America a better place,” she said.

The community is invited to join in the commemoration which will last about thirty minutes. The commemoration will be emceed by Tim Fleming, of Alpha Media, which will also stream the event live on Facebook.

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19 Responses to Mason City to commemorate events of September 11, 2001

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Just heard John Adam’s middle school English Class teacher requesting children to kneel for BLM. She needs fired yesterday.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 14, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      Don’t believe everything you hear.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 13, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Democrats are flipping idiots. I use to give the Iowa democrats a pass as they are technically conservative compared to the East and West coast marxists, but no more if you are part of that socialist ideology you need to be stopped period.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    you forgot the best armed terrorist group 83 billion in new techenical arms-planes -drones etc. Well the unand obam should be happy to have this puppet take the blame and MONEY.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Joes 911 – American worse off than before 9/11/01 and now they have a country and are the Best known terrorist cabal in the world – thanks for everything commiecrap.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    No use trying to tell Trump’s flying monkeys anything they are brain dead.

    People like Joni Ernst and Chucky Grassley are part of the flying monkeys. They say they feel for the people of 911, but that is so fake it makes me want to throw-up.

    How can a person have feeling for 911 AND not January 6,2021 is very disturbing.

    Following a person that has no more power in government is a disastrous flying monkey.

    BTW don’t forget the republican stupid voters are probably losing more of their voters to Covid because they are brain dead with nonsense.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Amazing how many stupid ass people there are in this country!

    • mint Reply Report comment

      September 17, 2021 at 11:13 am

      100% correct, if they only knew, the brainwashing has worked. They are completely programmed & clueless. Tavistock institute.

    • mint Reply Report comment

      September 17, 2021 at 11:18 am

      It was a “ritual”. To the decieved it was – whatever the scripted main stream media t.v. tells them. Obey the t.v. believe everything they tell you. Lol

  7. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2021 at 7:44 am

    World Trade Center 7 building did not fall because of fire. Will will ever know all the facts of what happened that day?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 10, 2021 at 8:21 am

      I am sure you will find an answer somewhere in that giant swamp that is your mind.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Hahaha true

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 10, 2021 at 7:20 am

    I feel sorry for the donkey who is associated with those Marxist idiots