9/11 Tribute Ceremony In Duluth Draws Small Crowd
Posted at: 09/11/2012 4:39 PM
| Updated at: 09/11/2012 9:30 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
People gathered at a ceremony surrounding a Statue of Liberty replica behind the DECC in Duluth. The tribute event included prayers, songs and a rifle salute. Many Northland leaders were there, including the Duluth Honor Guard, Police and Fire departments.
Duluth Honor Guard Captain John Marshall was one of the speakers at the event. During his speech, he voiced his concern that our nation will soon forget the events of September 11. He said he was also disappointed by the small crowd that attended the tribute event Tuesday.
“It's very sad to see that there's not many people down here,” Marshall said. “We as a nation are forgetting these important days of remembrance.”
This same trend was also seen nationwide. The event at the World Trade Center site in New York City was less elaborate compared to past years with less mourners showing up. Some said grieving families wanted to move forward with their lives, while others were concerned about keeping the memory of their loved ones alive.
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