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Air Force remembers 9/11 in Dover

Nick Ciolino
Delaware Public Media
Remembrance ceremony outside the Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover.

Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the 911 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93.

The United States Air Force held a ceremony remembering those who died in those attacks in Dover.

The remembrance took place at the 9/11 memorial outside the Air Mobility Command Museum.

Retired New York City Fire Department Assistant Commissioner Stephen Gregory was among the speakers. He was on the ground when the twin towers fell in New York.

That ugly cloud that you’ve all seen numerous times was right behind me. I said, ‘this is it.’ I got up against the fence; the rest is very hard to describe,” said Gregory.

Gregory recalled the events of the day, and asked for a moment of silence to remember the 343 first responders who lost their lives sixteen years ago.

Senator Tom Carper told those on hand he remembers listening to calls from the people aboard Flight 93, who brought down the highjacked plane on a course to Washington D.C.


“We caught in a recording Todd Beamer’s voice, and here’s what he said, ‘Are you guys ready?’ They said ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘Let’s roll.’”

The 9/11 memorial at the Dover Air Force Base was unveiled in 2013, and contains two pieces of steel from World Trade Center Tower One.

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