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Veterans remembering 9/11

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SUNNYSIDE, WA - Sunnyside veterans gathered to recognize victims who died during September 11. The Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living Community hosted the American Legion. Together they held a flag raising ceremony, where the flag was brought to full staff and then very slowly brought to half staff in honor of 9/11 victims.

This gave veterans in the assisted living center a chance to be a part of a very special ceremony.

Greg Schlieve, post commander for the American Legions post 73 said, “It's an opportunity to not only honor the flag, but to honor this day and remember what happened 17 years ago.”

Veterans of World War II were present and paid their respects to those who risked their lives.

Veteran Robert Cook, sang God Bless America, the crowd joined him and sang along during the ceremony. Cook says that despite everything that has occurred everyone is still free, something the song represents.

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