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Numerous displays around Tri-State placed in honor of the lives lost on 9/11

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Monday marked 16 years since the September 11 attacks.

It was a day of reverence and commemoration on the anniversary of the deadliest attacks on American soil. Now, the ceremonies have become not only a way to honor those who died, but a way to thank first responders who still serve.

In Henderson, 15-year-old Zoë Florez honored Fire Station 3 by playing 'Taps' over the 9/11 Memorial. The memorial has an actual piece of steel from the World Trade Center as the center piece.

The section of steel was part of a floor beam in the South Tower. You can see it hanging between the two pillars in front of the flag pole. 

In Vanderburgh County, a touching display to honor those who lost their lives. Perry Township displayed a 20 by 40 foot flag on the University Parkway overpass. Drivers honked as firefighters and first responders waved back to show their appreciation.

"Is to remember is to honor and we need to honor those who lost their lives and for those who give up their time to protect this country," said Perry Township Chief, Jerry Bulger.

In Owensboro, the FOP put together a free concert to honor first responders at Town Square Mall.

"People that we love is who we do this for. Communities we love, is who we do this for," said one Daviess Co. Sheriff Deputy at the event.

And in New York City, thousands gathered near the sacred ground where the world trade center once stood, which is now home to a memorial.

Nearly 3,000 people died when terrorists attacked, the majority of them, in NYC. 184 people were killed at The Pentagon, and 40 died on board Flight-93 when it crashed into a Pennsylvania field. 

This time, every year,  no matter where you are, is a nation making sure we never forget.

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