In Augusta, there were ceremonies held Wednesday to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001 (9/11).
Along with community members, the City of Augusta's public safety departments were in attendance for the ceremony held at the Augusta Common. Flags were put out, symbolizing the lives tragically lost that day, 12 years ago. Bells rang at the same time that each plane hit the World Trade Center. One man in attendance says today is especially hard for him, because he was in Washington, D.C. when one of the planes hit the Pentagon.
"I lost a lot of good friends that day," said Dr. Wayne Gooden, who was working at the Pentagon when the 9/11 attacks occurred. "We lost a lot of personnel, emergency personnel there, in New York, Pennsylvania. Seeing it on television, but actually witnessing, actually having been there firsthand, totally different ballgame."
There were several keynote speakers at Wednesday's event, and our own Brad Means had the honor of hosting it.
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