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Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony to be held at Fort Polk

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FORT POLK, La. (KALB News Channel 5) Fort Polk will remember the September 11 attack at upcoming ceremony.

The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on September 11, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be held at Fort Polk's Warrior Memorial Park. The Keynote speaker will be Brig. Gen. William Hickman, commanding general of the JRTC and Fort Polk.

Honors begin at Fort Polk at 7:46 a.m. when the chapel bells ring to symbolize the attack on the North Trade Center Tower in which 1,521 people lost their lives. The bells ring again at 8:03 a.m. symbolizing the attack on the South Trade Center Tower that took the lives of 659 people; at 8:37 a.m. they peal to honor the 184 lives lost in the attack on the Pentagon.

During the ceremony, at 9:03 a.m., the bells toll in honor of the 40 passengers and crew members who took fate into their own hands in the skies over Pennsylvania with a cry of "let's roll."

JRTC and Fort Polk NCO of the Year, Staff Sgt. Matthew Schnell, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and the 162nd Infantry Brigade Soldier of the third quarter, Spc. Andrew Smith, will position the installation wreath. The wreath also serves to honor the brave men and women of America's armed forces who have paid the ultimate price during overseas contingency operations.

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