Community gathers to remember lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001

Mike Wolanin | The Republic Guests bow their heads as Columbus Police Chaplain John Bundick says a prayer at the end of a remembrance ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks at Columbus City Hall in Columbus, Ind., Monday, Sept. 11, 2023.

Community members gathered for the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the nation with a remembrance ceremony at 8:30 a.m. today on the plaza in front of Columbus City Hall.

The ceremony included a moment of silence followed by a dispatch broadcast to honor first responders and citizens who lost their lives following the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 which crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks.

The Columbus Police and Fire Color guard took part in the ceremony.

A traditional Fire Service bell ceremony was held to honor those who lost their lives.

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