Remembering Jacksonville Native Who Died in Pentagon Attack on 9-11


Some call it the day that never ends. Do you remember where you were on this day 18 years ago? People across the country gathered today to remember the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijackers took control of four commercial planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Jacksonville native Army Major Dwayne Williams is one of those who died in the attacks on September 11, 2001. Major Williams was assigned to the Pentagon and was inside the structure when the plane crashed into it. Today, people gathered to remember a beloved man who left behind a wife, a son, and a daughter.

The ceremony took place at the Jacksonville 9/11 Memorial in the Jacksonville City Cemetery. Major Williams’ mother, Mrs. Pearl Williams, has held a “Healing and Remembrance Ceremony” for the past 18 years to honor and remember the thousands of people who died on this day.

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