PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. (AP) — Members of the Navy and Marines stationed at Pensacola Naval Air Station paid tribute to the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 in a somber ceremony.
They also paid tribute Wednesday to the more than 6,500 members of the U.S. military who have died in combat in the last 12 years and the thousands more who have been injured.
Capt. Keith Hoskins, commander of Naval Air Station Pensacola, said the attacks against the United States only hardened the resolve of the military to fight terrorism. Hundreds of men and women in uniform stood at attention as a bell tolled and locations of the 9-11 attack and lives lost in each attack were read aloud.
The ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute.