Hawaii remembers 9/11 victims 14 years later

Hawaii remembers 9/11 victims 14 years later

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii marked the 14th anniversary of the September 11 attacks at Tamarind Park in downtown Honolulu.

It's an annual tribute to remember those who died and to honor those who put themselves in harms way, every day.

"Like you, we are prepared to run towards danger, ready to sacrifice our own lives, to save others," Rear Admiral John Fuller, Commander of the Navy Region Hawaii, told the crowd.

Hawaii's congressional delegation sent speeches and representatives since they were in Washington, D.C.

The Royal Hawaii Band and Pacific Fleet Band played the Stars-Spangled Banner, Taps, and God Bless America.

Halfway through the ceremony, it started to rain.  As the crowd hid under umbrellas and sought shelter, those in uniform remained standing.

"I'm looking at our first responders who are standing here in the rain," said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, "They're getting wet and out of respect to them i'm going to end my comments."

People all over the country paused to remember the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Another service on Oahu was held at Hickam Elementary School.

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