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9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at City Hall

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Amarillo, TX - Today, as our nation remembers the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, Amarillo had it's own memorial ceremony at City Hall.

Local emergency responders, military personnel, city and state officials and spectators paid their tribute by holding a ceremony in honor of the heroes who lost their lives in the line of duty.

"I'm proud of our men and woman who service our country. We are really blessed in America," says Missy McClendon, local spectator.

Everyone bowed their heads in honor as the ceremony began.

Three flags were delivered; the American flag was the first to be raised.

There were prayers and memories as tears filled the eyes of many.

A video showcased the final moments of the 9/11 attacks.

"822 first responders gave their lives. It's really been a source of pride to see how our country has stood up and protected its freedom," says State Representative Four Price.

As the ceremony ends, the significance of 9/11 will continue to last.

"I live with it almost daily, we lose firefighters in the fire service every day. This is just the ceremony that commemorates all of those people. Not just the 9/11 firefighters and the emergency responders but those that lose their lives on a daily basis," says Deputy Chief Marc Lusk, Amarillo Fire Department.

Two steel pieces from the World Trade Center were on display and will now go to the museum at the Central Fire Station.