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City officials to pay tribute at Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony

SALISBURY — It’s been 17 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. City officials and residents on Tuesday will pay tribute to the lives lost and honor the emergency responders who continue to serve.

The ceremony will begin at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday at Salisbury Fire Department Station No. 5, 1402 S. Main St. beside the Firefighters Memorial.

During the brief ceremony, Mayor Al Heggins and Rowan County Commissioner Greg Edds are expected to speak, as will Police Jerry Stokes.

A moment of silence will be observed and the names of deceased service men and women will be read aloud.

A piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be on display.

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 people and injured thousands of others.

Two airplanes crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York. A third plane crashed into the Pentagon. A fourth was flying toward Washington when it crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers overtook the hijackers.

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