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Kentuckiana pays its respects to 9/11 victims

People in Kentuckiana are paying their respects to the victims of 9/11.  This somber anniversary has turned into an opportunity to honor service men and women.

At the American Red Cross, there's a flag for each victim of 9/11.  As people remember those who died, they are also paying tribute to those who serve our country.

Another patriotic reminder of what happened just seven years ago was at the McMahan Fire Department, which marked the September 11th anniversary by hanging a large flag between two fire truck ladders in front of the fire station.

At Louisville's City Hall, the bells in the 196-foot high clock tower rang for one minute.  It's become an annual tradition each September 11th.

And at the Patriots Day ceremony at Fort Knox, people paid tribute.  Many shed tears during the 21-gun salute, wreath laying ceremony, and the playing of Taps.  Colonel Dave Teeples was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and called it, "An emotional and trying day."

Patriots Day was also celebrated by elementary school students at Camp Taylor.  With a flag raising ceremony, and chance to meet with local police fire and EMS, those students learned about supporting heroes within the community.

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