On Friday, the Rock Island Arsenal will remember September 11th with a ceremony.

Friday morning at 10:30, you are welcome to go to the Rock Island Arsenal for their 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. It will be at the arsenal's 9/11 memorial (which is across from Memorial Park). Wear nice clothes, dress is business for civilians and duty uniform for military.

It's hard to believe that the events of September 11th happened 21 years ago. Those of us old enough all remember where we were that day. I was a kid in school and I remember our teachers being told to "turn on your TVs now" after the first plane hit the first tower. Then we saw the second plane hit. It was scary to watch and the school day was over after that. The War on Terror wasn't a thing before 9/11, and the newscasts initially thought that it was a rogue small plane or helicopter that flew into the World Trade Center towers until the second one hit.

According to the Rock Island Arsenal, nearly 3,000 Americans died in the September 11th attacks on the Pentagon, Twin Towers, and of course, the heroic people on Flight 93 that fought back against the terrorist hijackers and crashed outside of Shanksville, PA.

History.com says it was a factor in creating the Department of Homeland Security. Air travel has certainly never been the same as it was before 9/11, with heightened security and a 9/11 fee on airplane tickets.

The Rock Island Arsenal ceremony will also honor the 7,075 military members and civilians in the Department of Defense who have died during the Global War on Terrorism.

10 Household Tasks To Get Your Home Ready For The Fall Season

When September hits I'd like to think the world divides into two. One half is clinging on to summer with everything they have, while the other half is already starting to put pumpkins around their house and watching scary movies by the fireplace.

Although the official first day of fall is September 22, many people like to start fall traditions early as it excites them and brings them that warm fuzzy feeling. As the days become shorter and the weather changes there are tasks to be done when being a homeowner. Not only does one's mindset change as the seasons do, but the chores around the house change as well.

Now that the seasons are changing it is time to start preparing your home for the weather to come. We have gathered some important fall home maintenance tasks to get you and your home ready for the chilly season.

Here are 10 ways to get your home ready for fall.

30 Photos of the Quad City Sunrise

What makes the sunrise so colorful?
According to WeAreGreenBay.com, "At sunrise and sunset, the sun has to pass through more of the atmosphere than when it is directly overhead during the middle of the day, thus more scattering of molecules occurs. The longer distance of travel through the atmosphere causes more of the blue-colored wavelengths to be scattered before reaching our eyes."

So in a shorter answer... Science.
Now enjoy these photos!

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