More than a dozen people gathered Saturday in Centreville for a low-key observance of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The public observance was put together by village resident Marlene Hagerman. She said the veterans’ memorial on the courthouse lawn was an ideal location and served as a stoic backdrop for the 15 participants.
Simplistic in its format, the ceremony started with the Star-Spangled Banner and was followed by a prayer. A few attendees spoke, acknowledging the dubious anniversary and fallen heroes whose legacies were shaped on Sept. 11, 2001.
One minute of silence took place at 8:46 a.m., coinciding with the moment the day two decades ago started to publicly unfold.