9/11 remembrance ceremony salutes Honolulu’s first responders

In downtown Honolulu Monday, first responders paid their respects to those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks.

Representatives from the Honolulu police, fire, and EMS departments joined with members of the military in a remembrance ceremony at Tamarind Park.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said “we gather to remember, in 15 years, the 9/11 story continues to be told. Fifteen years later, we still feel pain and sadness, and 15 years later, our men and women in the military continue to fight on our frontlines against adversaries that are horrific.”

Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks — nine of them were from Hawaii or had ties to the islands.

The ceremony included music by the Royal Hawaiian Band and ceremonial services by Joint Service Color Guard and Pacific Fleet Band.

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