Tri-state residents remember September 11th

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - On the tenth anniversary of September 11th, several memorial events are taking place throughout the Tri-State.

One of those events includes 10 skydivers from Ohio-based Team Fastrax.  The group jumped over Hook Field Municipal Airport and deployed giant American Flags at 10:28 a.m Sunday.  The group was supposed to fly over New York City, but that event was canceled due to recent terror threats.

Another event took place in Hamilton at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial.  The Butler County Fire Chief's Association held a ceremony which featured a flyover by the sheriff's aviation unit.  Fairfield Township Fire Department brought a steel beam from the World Trade Center to display.

There are many other events planned for September 11th in the tri-state.  For more on when and where those events occur, click here.

On Saturday, Local firefighters gathered at the Cincinnati Fire Museum to remember September 11th victims during their annual Firefest. At the event, a special 9/11 exhibit from the New York State Museum was on display, and firefighters gathered for a memorial motorcycle ride. The event also included a chili cook off, a pie-eating contest, and face painting for children.

At Thomas More College, a special 21-gun salute was held to remember the victims of September 11th before the football game against Hanover College. First responders also got to attend Saturday's game for free.

The SCPA paid special tribute to September 11th's four-legged first responders by holding an adoption fair. A 9/11 service dog who was part of the search was the guest of honor during the fair in Sharonville. All dogs up for adoption were $20. The event continues Sunday.

Fifty military veterans were honored by the Sons of the American Revolution from wars ranging from World War II to the Iraq War. Each one was a recipient of the Purple Heart, and each was awarded the "Wounded Warrior Coin." Jack Langlitz, the President of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution said he wanted to do this so they could give the veterans something more for their service.

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