All across the Tri-State memorials were held Thursday to honor those who died in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
80 Ohio firefighters were sent to ground zero within hours of the attacks, including Lt. Grant Light with Cincinnati's fire station number 9.
"Being there it was just so intense and it was just so personal being in the middle of it," recalls Light.
Lt. Light was part of a federal search and rescue unit sent to help 13 years ago. He says it's an experience he'll never forget.
"I was very honored to go and represent the city of Cincinnati and the state of Ohio there,
I mean that was a pretty amazing thing that I was actually able to go. It sounds weird, but I was proud to go. I'm glad I went, but it definitely in some ways a life changing experience."
Flags are flying at half-staff around the nation and local groups held events to honor the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
FOX19 NOW's Gordon Graham highlights some of those ceremonies in the video above.
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