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Village of Homer remembers 20th anniversary of 9/11 (photo/video)


WXHC was in attendance at the village of Homer’s special 20th anniversary of 9/11 ceremony on Saturday.

Groups of local first responders took part, including members of the village police and fire departments.

Homer American Legion also participated, along with local Cub Scout troops.

The service honored the thousands of fallen first responders and victims from the tragic day.

A memorial next to the Fire Department features a piece of steel from Ground Zero.

Thirteen empty chairs were also setup in memory of the 13 service members who recently lost their lives in Afghanistan.

Dozens of community members joined together on Main Street for the ceremony.

It began around 8:30 am with the raising of the American Flag by Homer Police and Fire.

Part of the road was closed between Central Park Place (entrance to the elementary school) and Albany Street.

Media below taken by WXHC:

At one point, the crowd listened to actual 911 radio transmissions from the morning of the attacks in NYC — 


Photos from the ceremony:

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