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Honoring the memory of 9/11

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I always make sure who I am voting for, do they really love and care for our United States of America. – Doneita Neukam
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My daughters and I will be wearing red white and blue. I was in first grade I’ll never forget it. – Claudia Cooper
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We talk about it. I repost pictures from that day so we never forget. – Roxie West
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I will observe a moment of silence for those lost. – Lisa Lankford

Ask nearly anyone who is old enough to remember and they can tell you what they were doing when they heard about the horrific attacks on America on Sept. 11, 2001. 

Some people have suggested that 9/11 be dedicated as a day of service in memory of those who lost their lives. On our Facebook page we asked readers what they do in remembrance of that day. 

In this community, the Fayette County Ministerial Association has organized a remembrance service at 6:30 p.m. tonight at First Baptist Church, 1211 N. Grand Ave., followed by visits to local first responders – police, fire and EMS – at their places of work to thank them for what they do. In 9/11, 344 firefighters, 60 law enforcement officers and eight EMTs died.

It was a day that shook America to the core when terrorists purposely flew two jet aircraft into the Twin Towers of New York City’s World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon. Heroic passengers on a fourth plane overpowered terrorists who were aiming for another target in Washington, and crashed that jet in Pennsylvania.

The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Additional people have died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following.

Above are how four of our readers honor the remembrance of that day.