17 minutes of silence held at Firefighters Memorial Park in remembrance of September 11th

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — People all across the country are paying their respects to the people who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks that happened 18 years ago.

At Firefighters Memorial Park in Syracuse, 17 minutes of silence was held between 8:46 and 9:03 a.m. The 17 minutes is to mark the time between when the two planes hit the World Trade Center.

“A lot of time, I try to figure out the words for a time like this to explain to people that really it boils down to two words: Never forget. All the first responders, everything they sacrificed. They left to go to work that night and left their families at home. The sacrifice they gave to keep everybody safe. Today is a day we never forget,” said Syracuse Fire Department Chief Michael Monds.

Members of the Syracuse Police and Honor Guard were also on hand at the ceremony.

In the days right after 9/11, a group of Syracuse firefighters went down to New York City to help in the search and recovery efforts.

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