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Community Members Gather at WSCC to Reflect on Terror Attacks

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UPDATE 9/12/13 10:30 A.M.

A day of remembrance stands strong as the 9/11 terrorist attacks shocked our nation 12 years ago.

"Everybody knows exactly where they were at that moment, me I was in my fifth grade classroom, and our teacher turned it on and we all looked....at the time we knew the significance but it was still kinda confused...but now when you get older it grows on you to see exactly what it really means to you," says Brandon Ferguson, Americorps Ohio College Guide.

At Washington State Community College Wednesday morning, students, faculty and members of the local VFW and the American Legion Post 64 in Marietta took time to remember and reflect on this tragic day many years ago.

"Memory of all those people that lost their lives in 9/11 2001, and I think it's important we recognize dates and remember the people that have lost their lives," says Commander Regis Kern, Commander of American Legion Post 64 in Marietta.

Commander Regis Kern says today is an important day of honoring those lost on 9/11 and in the line of duty, touching upon his days in Vietnam

"It kinda brings back memories of when I was in Vietnam and some of the buddies I lost over there, it makes me remember those as well," Kern says.

Washington State President Bradley Ebersole says he is proud of how our country has come together as a whole.

"Events like this strengthen a country when they have difficult times, difficult situation as we regroup and decide that we are going to come back and strengthen ourselves and I think that is what's happened with 9/11....its been twelve years now and even still it's remembered.

Americorps Ohio college guide Katey Blackwell agrees.

"Remembering how people come together, in difficult times, 9/11, I was a seventh grader when 9/11 happened and seeing the community, just in this local area, respond the way they did, and then seeing a nation really come together, it's a huge credit to who we are as people," Blackwell says.

Part of the memorial included a flag raising ceremony with a new memorial 9-11 flag inscribed with all the names of those who lost their lives.

A day of tragedy never to be forgotten.

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At Washington State Community College Wednesday morning, students, faculty and local veterans took time to remember and reflect on this tragic day many years ago.

Part of the memorial included a flag raising ceremony with a new memorial 9-11 flag inscribed with all the names of those who lost their lives.

Washington State president Dr. Bradley Ebersole says he is proud of how our country has come together as a whole.

President Ebersole says he was proud of the turnout Wednesday and how Washington State put this ceremony together.


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