First National Bank honors 9-11 with six bell tolls

Published 4:23 pm Friday, September 14, 2018

In a moving tribute to the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, the First National Bank staff participated in six bell tolls marking the tragic events of that horrible day.

Using hand bells borrowed from First Baptist Church in Cairo, FNB Team members in both Bainbridge and Cairo tolled bells at 8:46 a.m. which was the time American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North tower of the World Trade Center; 9:03 a.m. when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South tower; 9:37 a.m. when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon; 9:59 when the South tower collapsed; 10:03 when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa.; and 10:28 a.m. when the North tower collapsed.

“We really wanted to do something that showed our appreciation and respect for the thousands that lost their lives on 9/11 and let the family members know that we have not forgotten,” said First National Bank Vice President Lorenda S. Smith. “When I asked for volunteers, I immediately received email from our team members wanting to be part of this tribute.”

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