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Day of Remembrance: San Antonians honor memory of those who died on 9/11

Day of Remembrance: San Antonians honor memory of those who died on 9/11 (Photos provided by Trinity University)

SAN ANTONIO - Just like the rest of the nation, San Antonians paused to remember the thousands of lives lost on 9/11.

A special ceremony was held early Monday morning at the 9/11 Memorial, located on the campus of the New Life Christian Center along Highway 90.

The service included a wreath-laying ceremony and the playing of Taps. The keynote speaker was Councilman Rey Saldana.

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Honoring Lt. Col. Karen Wagner

At Wagner High School, students and staff held a ceremony to honor the memory of Lt. Col. Karen Wagner, who died at the Pentagon on that day.

Wagner was a graduate of Judson High School and Judson school district officials named its newest high school after her.

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Honoring the Hundreds of First Responders

More than 400 first responders climbed the Tower of the Americas twice this morning, carrying their full gear, just as the hundreds of firefighters who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The participants also wore individual tags, each with the name of a different first responder; and climbed the tower twice to match and exceed the number of floors climbed by the men and women who ran into the towers on that day.

There was also a special tribute to local firefighter Scott Deem, who died while fighting a massive fire at a shopping center back in May.

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A Flag for Every Life Lost

On the campus of Trinity University, students placed a flag for each of the 2,977 lives lost on 9/11.

The student organization, Tigers for Liberty, organized Monday's flag tribute.

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