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Naval Station Mayport remembers the 3,000 killed in 9/11

Naval Station Mayport holds a 9/11 ceremony to honor the 3,000 killed during the terrorist attacks.

Naval Station Mayport sailors, firefighters and other first responders held a 9/11 ceremony Friday to honor the 3,000 killed during the terrorist attacks on Sept.11, 2001.

The base staged fire trucks and police vehicles in front of base headquarters and raised the American flag at 8 a.m. There was bell ringing and a moment of silence. They also prayed for the memory of those who lost their lives.

There was also a call to action to teach those who are too young to remember what happened that day or weren’t even born. Commanding Officer Brian Binder spoke Friday morning about the importance of the ceremony and the duties Naval Station Mayport sailors perform daily.

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