One by one, a multi-agency honor guard marched across the county amphitheater as the community - both civilian and in uniformed - remembered an unforgettable event.
"A terrible tragedy that happened to almost 3,000 people, including 343 first responders. Today is a day of tribute for them and remembrance," said Deputy Fire Chief Kelly Blackmon.
"To me, 9/11 is just remembering all those that have fallen. I'm grateful for the sacrifices that firefighters, police and the community made in New York," said local resident Julia Gammon.
Every year, the city and the county take turns organizing this memorial event. City officials say it's a small token of appreciation for those who protect us.
"For those that give us that freedom like first responders, fire and police officers. All those ambulance services and military, we graciously appreciate everything they do for us," said Clark County Commission Chair Susan Brager.
"People that work in public safety, they have a special passion to serve and they have a special desire to help others," said County Fire Chief Bertral Washington.
As the bell rings, a moment of silence falls upon the open theater for reflection.
"Every minute is a minute that we can show our dedication to those that have passed on that we care and remember. We continue to have the freedom because of those that fight for us," added Brager.
"These people are out there serving their country every day. It's nice to know that people appreciate the work that we do," added Blackmon.
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