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Southern NV marks 9/11 anniversary with ceremonies

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Those looking to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, have a few ceremonies from which to choose Wednesday.

In Las Vegas, three sets of bell tones sounded at 6:59 a.m. in tribute to the firefighters who lost their lives at all city fire stations.

The public is invited to join firefighters at any station for the ceremony.

At 9:30 a.m., a remembrance program will get underway at Fire Station Five, located at 1020 Hinson St. in Las Vegas. Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman, Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian and public safety officials will speak. The ceremony is expected to last for an hour.

In addition, a United States flag that once flew over the World Trade Center will be hoisted to half-staff on the flagpole in front of Fire Station Five. You may also view a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

At Palo Verde High School, the Air Force JROTC will hold its annual flag rededication ceremony in tribute to teacher Barbara Edwards beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Edwards was on Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.

The event will be attended by Clark County School Board Trustee Patice Tew, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, Palo Verde Principal Dan Philips, as well as Palo Verde students and staff.

Also, students at Kathy L. Batterman Elementary School will get a visit from Team Red, White and Blue, an organization dedicated to connecting military veterans with their communities.

The organization will talk to students about patriotism and each student will be dressed in red, white and blue and be given an American flag to walk around campus with throughout the day.

The school events are not open to the public, but FOX5 will attend and have reports beginning at 5 p.m.

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