Fort Drum commemorates 9/11 in scaled-back ceremony

Fort Drum commemorates 9/11 in scaled-back ceremony
Members of the Fort Drum Fire and Emergency Services commemorated the 19th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday. (Source: Mike Strasser, Fort Drum Garrison Public Affairs)

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (WWNY) - In a scaled-down version of the usual ceremony, members of the Fort Drum Fire and Emergency Services commemorated the 19th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday.

The ceremony is usually held with a large crowd outside, but this was inside Clark Hall with a small gathering of community members.

The event was moved due to road paving near the 9/11 Memorial and attendance was scaled back because of COVID-19.

A bell tolled four times during the ceremony, each corresponding to the crash of an airliner during the terrorist attack and each followed by a moment of silence.

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