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NEVER FORGET: Local communities pause to remember 9/11

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9/11 Ceremony, North Olmsted 9/11 Ceremony, North Olmsted
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Communities across the nation joined in remembering the September 11th attacks.

Here in Northeast Ohio, communities paused to remember the victims and first responders.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport held their annual commemoration ceremony. TSA's Color Guard presented arms for one minute of silence at 8:46 a.m., the exact time the first plane struck the Twin Towers. TSA's choir then sang America the Beautiful and National Anthem.

A wreath was laid at Public Servants Memorial following the noon Mass at St. John Cathedral in Cleveland. During the celebration of Mass, Fr. Marszal talked about the twelfth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C. and rural Pennsylvania and remembered all those who have died in service to our country since September 11, 2001.

Also in Cleveland, students at Imagine Harvard Avenue Community School held a Never Forget Memorial Service. Choir members performed songs and 2,977 American flags were prominently displayed to represent each person who tragically died on September 11, 2001.

In Lakewood, local religious leaders joined together for an interfaith service at Lakewood Park to remember the attacks and the victims. The service included readings chosen from the major religions of the world, that underscore our need to continue to work for peace and understanding in the midst of our differences.

In North Olmsted, firefighters and the city's veterans of foreign wars held a ceremony to remember September 11. The event honored firefighters, police officers, emergency medical responders and members of the public who died as a result of the attacks. The firefighters and VFW have held this ceremony every year for the past ten years.

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