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Fort Polk Honors 9/11

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FORT POLK- Five hundred guest attended a 9/11 ceremony and News Channel Five's Nolan Crane was one of them.

Soldiers and special guest stood for a moment of silence and heard bells to remember and honor first responders and service men and women who gave their live in the service of their fellow-men eleven years ago.

"It is important for us to honor and remember those that gave their lives that day in service for their country," says Michael Kuk.

Chief Kuk was one of many firefighters that went to New York to help with the recovery mission after the attacks that took the life of 343 of his co-workers and he says it's important to make sure we remember the heroic acts and not just the tragedy and terrorism.

"It is important that we never forget this, and that we continue to pass this information and historical infamous event on to the children of our generation," says Michael Kuk.

This twin tower monument, the flag flying at half-staff, and the wreath laying are just some of the reminders of how our lives have changed, and today was an opportunity to thank the brave men and women who help us enjoy our freedom.

"Today as we remember the ones that have died in 9/11we also want to remember all of those first responders and the men and woman in uniform that our protecting us today," says Jim Hill.

"Fort Polk is on the leading edge of keeping our country safe. Great soldiers come here, great soldiers train and our allies even come here also and this is so important because the global war on terrorism will probably never end," says Michael Kuk.

The scenes, images, and the people we lost eleven years ago will never be forgotten, as a new group of heroes steps forward to answer the call, the people we spoke with remind us to never forget.

"Pray for our country, pray for our leaders, pray for those men and woman that have sacrificed for our freedom, for us to live here, for us to be out remembering those on a gorgeous day like today," says Jim Hill.

Every September the eleventh Fort Polk holds a special patriot day ceremony and they say they always will.

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