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AMVETS, 40&8 Pay Tribute to 9/11 Victims

Original story appeared on The Cleveland Daily Banner

Clockwise from top left: U.S. Marine veteran Marilyn Nagel of AMVETS Post 13; U.S. Navy veteran Daniel Koob of AMVETS Post 13 with his grandchildren Lila and Ronnie Womac, U.S. Air Force veteran Mack Crawley, and Deddrick Crisp of the 40&8;
Clockwise from top left: U.S. Marine veteran Marilyn Nagel of AMVETS Post 13; U.S. Navy veteran Daniel Koob of AMVETS Post 13 with his grandchildren Lila and Ronnie Womac, U.S. Air Force veteran Mack Crawley, and Deddrick Crisp of the 40&8;
A 9/11 ceremony was held on Sept. 11 at Garden Plaza of Cleveland.

The state commanders of AMVETS and the 40&8 organizations paid tribute to the 2001 attacks of the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and in a rural field in Shanksville, Pa. All of the veteran organizations were represented at the event as was the Cleveland Elks Lodge.

Daniel Koob, Commander of AMVETS Post 13, was the speaker of the program.

He spoke of not only the Americans who died but also of the citizens of 90 different countries, who were also killed in the attacks.

He spoke about Timothy Maude, the Three-Star general who died that day in the attack on the Pentagon. Maude was the highest ranked military person, who died that day.

He talked of the heroism of the passengers who tried to stop the hijackers on the United Airlines Flight 93 and spared the country from even further destruction.

There was a flag presentation ceremony in which flags from colonial times to present were honored.

Mike Dickey, 40&8 member, presented on what each of the folds for the American flag means.

The group then reflected on what has happened in the military since the 2001 attacks. More than 10,000 military and residents have been killed and over 56,000 injured.

Honor was also given to the five military members killed on July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga. Taps was played to honor all of the military who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to the United States of America.

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