It's been 12 years and the feelings of many metro Atlanta residents haven't dulled since the terrorists’ attacks that changed the face of the world.
There has been talk through the years of making Sept. 11 a national holiday. On a note of comparison, Veterans Day originated in the era surrounding our nation’s Civil war, but it wasn’t until 1971 that it was recognized as an official federal United States holiday.
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Locally, almost 600 runners took to the streets in Buckhead on Sunday for the third annual RPM 9/11 Victory Race at Chastain Park. The 5K race benefits the American Legion Post 140, and is run in the memory of Special Forces soldier Ryan P. Means, who served in Iraq before passing away in 2009.
More 9/11 events are scheduled for this week, including a Brookhaven Food Truck event on Wednesday night where people will be able to participate in a group mural to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.Also Wednesday night in Decatur, Oak Grove United Methodist Church will host a Community Prayer Service that will focus on prayers for peace in remembrance of the events of 9/11.
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