First responders in O'Fallon, Missouri held a tribute this morning to honor the memories of the victims of the 9/11.
At 8:30, the police department gathered at a memorial in downtown O'Fallon that is made of steel recovered from the World Trade Center. The piece is called "A Tirbute to First Responders".
Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler has remembrance of his fallen brethren, "They didn't know what they were getting into that day, like many of us when we go to work in the morning, but they stepped up to the plate and did what they had to do".
The ceremony included a rifle salute and moment of silence.
NEW YORK (AP) - Sept. 11 victims' loved ones will gather at ground zero to commemorate the attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
At Wednesday's ceremony on the 9/11 memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when hijacked jets crashed into the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and near Shanksville, Pa.
The Pentagon and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville also plan name-reading, wreath-laying and other tributes.
The anniversary is expected to be the last before the Sept. 11 museum opens at ground zero. That's due this spring.
Changes also are coming at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville. Officials gathered there Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a visitor center.