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Honoring six soldiers who died on 9/11

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:30 am | Updated: 12:06 pm, Thu Sep 19, 2019.

Intermittent voice chatter and static from firefighters’ handheld radios made for a chilling accompaniment as a bagpiper played “Amazing Grace” during the 9/11 Day of Remembrance ceremony at Fort Totten in Bayside last Sunday.

The annual event honors the six soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve’s former 77th Regional Support Command who were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

“Today, we remember those six soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Palzer, left, commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division. “These six individuals are lost from our lives forever, but their memory will never be lost.”

The event was hosted by the U.S. Army Reserve’s 6th Brigade, 102nd Training Division, and was attended by area firefighters, police, first responders, military personnel and family members of the six fallen soldiers.

At the top in the center row, a rose is placed during the ceremony.

Below that, U.S. Army Reserve soldiers stand at attention during the event.

Above, FDNY firefighters stand during the ceremony.

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