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Lee County remembers 9/11

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - Families and community leaders remembered the nearly 3,000 people who died on 9/11, including brave first responders.

Dozens of people gathered at the government building in downtown Leesburg. The historical reality from a decade ago still holds strong in minds of people here.

As Lee County Commissioners held a service, they also honored the officers firefighters and EMS crews who respond to calls everyday.

"I'm proud to be a small part of a great profession with a great history," said Lee County EMA Director, Chief James Howell.

Commissioners rang the bell four times at the exact moments each plane crashed.

"We must remember people who lost their lives and heroes that sacrificed their lives," said Chairman Ed Duffy.

"We are so blessed to be here and alive. It was a sad day when that happened," said Beaulah Morrer, who attended the ceremony.

Among those nearly 3,000 people who perished on 9/11 were 343 firefighters and 23 NYPD Officers.

Roughly 1,000 firefighters have died since 9/11 10 years ago.

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