Misawa reflects on 9/11

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U.S. Air Force servicemembers and civilians stand and observe a moment of silence during the 9/11 ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11th 2014. They are reminded of that fateful day 13 years ago when the United States, Japan and the rest of the world changed forever. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)
U.S. Air Force servicemembers and civilians stand and observe a moment of silence during the 9/11 ceremony at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11th 2014. They are reminded of that fateful day 13 years ago when the United States, Japan and the rest of the world changed forever. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)

Misawa reflects on 9/11

by: Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: September 12, 2014

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- -- Can you remember where you were or what you were doing when the attack happened on 9/11?

Today is a day of reflection ...
 
Thirteen years ago on Tuesday, September 11th at 8:46 a.m., terrorists started a series of coordinated suicide attacks against the United States. As a result, 2,977 innocent lives were taken from us -- among them 2,672 Americans and 24 Japanese citizens.
 
We honor the heroic 343 firefighters, 65 law enforcement officers and 15 emergency medical technicians who gave their lives that fateful day.
 
Members of the base gathered together at 8:15 a.m. to honor the memory of those who were lost on September 11th with a reading of prayers, a lying of a wreath, and the ringing of the "Last Alarm" in a Patriot Day Ceremony on Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2014.

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