ST. CLOUD -- Many gathered on the steps of the St. Cloud Police Department to pay remembrance of the great tragedy that happened 13 years ago on September 11th.

"The September 11th attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States," St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis.

Area leaders, representatives of the Police and Fire Departments, area Veterans and members of the National Guard participated in today's program.

"As we pause to witness to the events that happened in New York City, Virginia and Pennsylvania," says Anderson.

The National Anthem was played followed by speeches from Kleis, Police Chief Blair Anderson and Fire Chief Bill Mund.

"It is fitting that every year Americans honor the memory of the thousands of people that died that day," says Mund.

The program wrapped up with a wreath ceremony, ringing of the bell, rifle salute and the playing of taps.

The Rice American Legion will also host a memorial remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The service will be held at the Rice Memorial Monument across from the Old Creamery Cafe. The program will include local clergy, the police department and local veterans.
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)