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Hundreds To Gather and Honor Fallen Heroes
Today marks the 12th anniversary since terrorists attacked America, killing thousands of civilians and first responders. Since then, the day has turned into a day for reflection and remembering those who gave their lives.
Local 12 News Reporter Larry Davis was at the Newport Peace Bell where officials paused today to pay tribute.
The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati hosted a memorial breakfast this morning. The mosque on Plantation Drive in West Chester hosted the event to remember those lost to the tragedy 12 years ago as well as honor local police and fire heroes. Interfaith and community leaders from around the Tri-State attended the breakfast. Students from the International Academy offered a special performance.
Seniors from Kings High School took part in a day of service today. They traveled to Hamilton to work on a Habitat for Humanity home building project.
They helped with construction and landscaping at the home on Morris Way. More than 20 students took part in today's event. This is the 3rd year in a row seniors from Kings High School have come together in service on this National Day of Remembrance.
A wreath laying ceremony is planned at the Butler County Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Hamilton tonight. The Butler County Fire Chief's Association has vowed to keep its commitment to never forget those who sacrificed their lives to save others on September 11th. The ceremony will also recognize local firefighters who have also given their lives in the line of duty. Tonight's memorial is at 6:30 on Monument Street in downtown Hamilton.