Residents from Prince William County gathered to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The ceremony was held at Freedom Park, across from the McCoart building in Woodbridge.
“16 years ago today, a day that started just like today…a plane hit the North tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m…16 years ago today our county, our country, and our world was changed forever,” said Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart.
According to Stewart, Prince William County lost 22 residents in the 9/11 attacks.
Freedom Park has a monument with the names of the lives lost, as well as a fountain, to commemorate the tragic event. A display of steel beams from the World Trade Center stand in the courtyard at the McCoart building.
Stewart read the names aloud of those that lost their lives, in remembrance of them.