To remember the thousands of people lost in 9/11, Meridian Care of Alice will have a ceremony on Tuesday morning.

Meridian Care will host the special ceremony to honor those who lost their lives on that day. Alice Police Department, Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department and the Alice Fire Department, including residents from Meridian nursing home will gather outside the facility.

Each person in attendance will remember where they were that tragic day as the United States flag is raised and as guest speakers account that day.

The 2001 attacks killed thousands of people including first responders who were running in as others ran out.

The United Veterans Burial Association will perform “Taps” and have a 21-gun salute. First responders will be fed in appreciation for their selfless acts everyday.

The 9/11 attacks occurred when Islamic terrorist group hijacked four United States flights.

Two of the airplanes hit the World Trade Centers towers in New York City, one airplane crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington County, Pennsylvania and the other flight crashed landed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The last flight was reportedly en route towards Washington, D.C. until passengers attempted to take control of the plane.

Passengers of all four flights and thousands of others including firemen, officers, medics and innocent victims lost their lives that day. Passengers of all four flights and thousands of others including firemen, officers, medics and innocent victims lost their lives. A total of 2,996 died and more than 6,000 were injured.

The Twin Towers were the tallest buildings in the world at the time. In 40 minutes the buildings were crashed and reduced to rubble.

Each year, the nation remembers the loss of so many.