Individuals Gather To Remember September 11th Attacks
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12 September 2017
 
A crowd of over one-hundred people came to the Prescott Valley Civic Center to remember the victims of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. All Photos by: Torrence Dunham

Individuals Come Out to Prescott Valley Civic Center for Sixth Annual 9/11 Memorial

PRESCOTT VALLEY- Surrounded by two fields filled with American flags honoring those who lost their lives on the September 11th, 2001 attacks, individuals gathered at the Prescott Valley Civic Center to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on that fateful day in Washington DC, Pennsylvania and New York City with a memorial service.

“That was a horrific day when a bunch of thugs tried to change how we live our lives as Americans and I think it’s pretty obvious that they were not successful,” said Deputy Chief of the Prescott Valley Police Department James Edelstein. “It’s a celebration, I think, in a way of our country’s values and a memorial to some people who paid the ultimate sacrifice because of some thugs.”

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The night featured music, speeches, a rifle volley and an American flag lowered by firefighters down the side of the Civic Center.

The memorial service has been taking place for the last six years in a combination with the Healing Fields, which has a flag for each individual who died on September 11th with a card attached telling their story.

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The Healing Field will stay up at the Prescott Valley Civic Center until Friday afternoon, September 15th.

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Torrence Dunham

Torrence Dunham is a multimedia journalist who graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.  Torrence is our PrescottValleyeNews.com Correspondent covering local news and events in Prescott Valley. He is also the lead sports correspondent and play-by-play pro for all our multimedia news sites. If he's not adding to his extensive sports bobble-head collection, he's talking baseball, his favorite. Follow him on Twitter: @Tadunham.