Fairbanks community remembers 9/11

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The Fairbanks community gathered together at Fairbanks Veterans Park on Monday to remember the most tragic day in recent American history, 16 years ago.

It was a special event dedicated to remembering the heroes and lives lost in America when deadly terrorist attacks struck New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon on September 11th, 2001.

Event coordinator, Brad Bunnell, from Fairbanks Veterans Center, wanted to bring as much of the community together to remember the lives lost on that day.

He says why remembering 9/11 should be important to all Americans.

"Every year on this day, September 11th, we should as a nation remember because our posture, we cannot remember this. It's something that we always have to be prepared as a nation sometimes. When we had the event back in 1993 when the towers were first bombed, we forgot about that because New York City took care of that. Our security posture was up a bit but when the towers were hit September 11th, that is when the nation woke up and then we just can't lose the fact of what happened to us as a nation."