Dozens gather to remember impact of war on terrorism

It's been 17 years since the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11, 2001

A crowd estimated at between 75 and 100 people gathered Tuesday to remember one of the darkest days in this nation's recent memory.

Sept. 11 has been designated as Patriot Day to help American's remember those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists attacked in New York City and Washington, D.C., according to Larry Hume, quartermaster with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 who served as master of ceremonies for the event on the lawn of the historic Shelby County Courthouse.

“We are here this morning to honor the over 3,000 people who died Sept. 11, 2001, 17 years ago and all of those who have served and sacrificed in all the years since in the war on terror,” Hume said.

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