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Utahns Pledge to Remember Sept. 11th

Utahns Pledge to Remember Sept. 11th

Posted - Sep. 11, 2004 at 5:46 p.m.



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(KSL News) Utahns renewed their pledge today to never forget one of America's darkest days.

Though it took place three years ago, the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, are still fresh on the minds of many.

Utah residents are joining people around the world to remember that day

Hundreds attended a 9/11 ceremony near the "Healing Field" in Sandy. The event featured a flag ceremony, music and speeches to honor victims of the attack and troops serving in the Middle East.

Utah Governor Olene Walker says 9/11 was a wake up call to America.

Gov. Olene Walker (R)-Utah: "We realized we were no longer immune from terrorism. We realized our country was vunerable, we realized that we that we had to step up."

Each of the flags in the Healing Field represents a person who died because of the terrorist attacks.

Meanwhile at Camp Williams, Utah troops spent time with their families and honored troops serving overseas.

The units marched in a parade and gave a gun salute to those serving in the war.

Children released yellow balloons to show their support. Three hundred troops from Utah were deployed to Iraq last month.

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