September 11, 2001, will always be remembered as that gruesome day in American history when four airplanes were hijacked by al-Qaeda, resulting in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people. The property losses, economic impact, resulting wars and homeland security expense measured in the trillions. Those sacrifices are remembered each year in ceremonies across the nation. An example is the Flight 93 ceremony at Point State Park in Pittsburgh. A member of the Coast Guard Enlisted Association (Steel City Branch) helps to place 44 flags at the Upper Fountain Plaza in memory of those who died near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.