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A ‘moment of silence’ at MSP Saturday to remember 9/11

​As many of you are aware, this Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States in New York and Pennsylvania.  

Airports and many others around the nation and the world plan to acknowledge this date through services and programs that honor those lost and that support their family members and friends.  

At MSP, we will be following a similar program as in past years but with the addition of digital imagery throughout the campus. Below is the timeline and the elements of the program: 

At precisely 7:46 a.m. (the time (CDT) the first plane hit the World Trade Center in New York City), in both terminals: 

  • An announcement over the public address system will recognize the anniversary of the attacks asking for a moment of silence.  
  • Taps will be played live 
  • The TSA will pause operations within the security checkpoints 
  • Digital signs at the checkpoints will display a waving U.S. flag 
  • The airport's police, fire and U.S. Customs honor guards will be stationed at Terminal 1's mezzanine level above the departures level and at Terminal 2 adjacent to Checkpoint 1.  

The program will conclude at 7:48 a.m. and the TSA will commence operations once again. All tenants and stakeholders at MSP are asked, where possible, to pause their operations and turn down their overhead music during this time, as well.  

A special remembrance image will also display on the public information digital screens for 24 hours across the MSP campus