ST. CLOUD -- It's been twelve years since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. Nearly 3,000 people lost their life in the the attacks on New York City, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.

Today St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis held a memorial service honoring those who gave their lives in that tragic event.

"We gather today to remember those individuals that lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks," says Mayor Kleis.

People gathered on the steps of the St. Cloud Police Department to show there respect and that they have not forgotten that day.

St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson shared his thoughts about today to the crowd on hand.

"In my opinion, freedom is a hard fought and earned ideal."

Members of the St. Cloud Fire and Police Departments, elected officials, Veterans and National Guard groups participated in the program

"Remember one thing also," says Mayor Kleis. "As a community we stand here right now today united."

The Rice American Legion will also hold a 9/11 Memorial Remembrance tonight starting at 7:00 p.m.


St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis addresses the public at the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)