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St. Cloud Remembers Those Killed On 9/11

St. Cloud Remembers Those Killed On 9/11 Click to Enlarge Photo: Matt Demczyk (KNSI)

Sep 12, 2017 at 5:23 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - The City of St. Cloud on Monday remembered the thousands of people killed in the 9/11 terrorist attack 16 years ago.

Despite the death and destruction that day, Police Chief Blair Anderson says the terrorists didn't achieve their goal, and never will.

"Their goal was to impose their will upon our way of life and our society, and get us to bend toward whatever it is they wanted us to believe, but it didn't work, they failed miserably."

Chief Anderson says the best way to honor those killed on that morning is to keep living your life as free as you always have.

"To me that's the best way to honor the folks who lost their lives that day, and the folks who sacrificed before that, and the folks we know will sacrifice after that."

Mayor Dave Kleis, in his remarks, said just how the country came together after 9/11, the city of St. Cloud came together in the days after the mall stabbing spree last September 17th.

Nearly 3,000 people were killed when terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, crashing two of them into the World Trade Center and one into the Pentagon.

A fourth plane, initially on its way to Washington D.C., crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after people on board fought back against the terrorists.

An American Flag was overlooking the service and moving with the breeze as it was hanging from the bucket of a fire department ladder truck.

 

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