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Tuscaloosa ceremony honors those lost in 9/11

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A crowd made up of people of all ages, those who lived through 9/11 as well as those who weren't yet born, gathered at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre on Sunday to pay tribute to the thousands of Americans who lost their lives ten years ago.

Tuscaloosa resident Lisa Collins brought her three children to the memorial service. All of them were born after Sept. 11, 2001.

"It's extremely important.  They need to know our history and they need to understand partriotism and what America is. It's very important," Collins said.

Another person in the audience, Adrian Gee, said she's glad her father is home again after serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks. She also thinks it's important for her generation to honor those lost in the 9/11 attacks.

"I think it's very important because we are youth and youth are the future of Tuscaloosa so I think we should pay tribute to all the victims who lost  their lives during this time of year," Gee said.

Tuscaloosa First Responders organized the event.

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