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Sep 11, 2013 12:26 PM

Remembering the Victims of 9/11

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi International Airport hosted a ceremony to remember the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

The ceremony included bagpipes and two moments of silence to remember the exact time when each of the twin towers of the World Trade Center came down.

Some of those passing by wiped away tears as they looked back on the tragic events of that day.

"My son and I went to Ground Zero and, it's just like, you see all the mementos from the chapel there, and it really hits again," says Shirley Morgan.

"I just recalled where I was, and thought about the people who died in the World Trade Center. So, it just made me a little upset. But it's good that it's being remembered and people are being honored for the service that they put into their country," says Kurt Elsholz.

First responders also took part in a ceremony at Sherrill Park along the city's bayfront.

Corpus Christi Fire Department Captain Lee Rogers shared emotional details about working with a task force in New York to help recover victims of the attack.

Flags will fly at half staff across the nation to mark the solemn date.

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