Guest speakers included veterans of the Global War on Terror, a military mother of two former service members, the reading of a letter from a combat veteran by the Stark County Veteran Service Officer, and an accompaniment of personal stories of a fateful Tuesday 20 years prior that shook the world.
Members of the community gathered on Sept. 11 to honor the victims of 9/11 and the veterans who served in the resulting conflicts in the Global War on Terror. (Photo by Sylvia Miller for The Dickinson Press)
The ceremony began with an invocation by Karen Hutchins, the North Dakota American Legion Department Chaplain, spoke of love and commitment to service. The invocation was immediately followed by the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance.
The first guest speaker was James Miller, a combat veteran of the Global War on Terror with multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Guest speaker James Miller, pictured, shared his message with the gathered on remembering 9/11, but honoring the lives lost by living