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The United Way of Broome County holds two 9/11 ceremonies to honor lives lost

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VESTAL (WBNG) -- The United Way of Broome County held two 9/11 memorial ceremonies on Saturday to honor those who lost their lives 20 years ago.

The first ceremony was at 7 a.m. and included a colors ceremony, as well as a flag-raising by local residents. Many residents also stopped by to pay their respects and honor those who died.

United Way also put out a static display of exactly 2,977 American flags to honor everyone who died due to the terrorist attacks.

Walt Loveless is a member of the Broome County Veterans Association and says it's also important to remember those impacted even if they weren't in the towers.

"We have many people who lost their lives who were not actually in the towers, or in the pentagon, or in Shanksville who were affected by this horrible event," Loveless said.

This was the sixth year in a row the United Way has hosted a 9/11 ceremony and residents are invited every year to attend free of charge.

Jack Cooper

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