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Berea to mark 20 years since 9/11 with 2,997 flags

There will also be silhouettes representing firefighters, police, Twin Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93.
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BEREA, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player was originally published in a previous story as 3News' Russ Mitchell recounts his memories of covering the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The city of Berea and the Veterans Outreach Office will mark 20 years since the 9/11 attacks with a memorial service at the Berea Triangle. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.

Organizers say 2,997 U.S. flags will surround the Triangle to honor those who lost their lives during the tragic events that occurred on 9/11.

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There will also be silhouettes that represent the firefighters, police, Twin Towers, Pentagon, Flight 93 and Sirius, the K-9 officer that passed away when the Second Tower collapsed.

Members of the Berea community, such as police officers, firefighters, military members, veterans and civilians, will participate in the ceremony. Vader, Berea's K-9 officer, will also be present during the event.

Berea-Midpark High School Symphonic will lead the ceremony in music and conclude the program by playing “Taps.”

For more information, contact the Veterans Outreach Office at (440)-973-4567 or wspringer@cityofberea.org.

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Editor's note: Video of the 9/11 motorcade in the player above was originally published on Aug. 19, 2021.