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Tyler holds 9/11 ceremony: 'To honor those who have fallen'

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Strains of 'Amazing Grace' sounded out across downtown Tyler during a Sept. 11 ceremony Strains of 'Amazing Grace' sounded out across downtown Tyler during a Sept. 11 ceremony
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Wednesday morning, a September 11 ceremony took place outside Tyler City Hall. The ceremony was conducted by Mayor Barbara Bass, the Tyler Fire Department Honor Guard and the Tyler Police Department Honor Guard.

With the flag at half mast, Mayor Bass made a moving speech to remember those who have fallen.

The speech was followed by the playing of 'Taps' on the trumpet. 'Amazing Grace' was also played on the bagpipes.

The ceremony ended in prayer.

"We came today to remember the fallen and what first responders and military did on the day on that attack which was 12 years ago," said Don Martin, Public Information Officer with the Tyler Police Department. "It's so important. It's almost like Pearl Harbor. It's a day we will never forget and we lost many lives, close to 3,000. We come together to remember them and make sure they didn't die in vain."

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