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Colorado Springs pays tribute to lives lost on 9/11

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Gen. C. Robert Kehler, former United States Strategic Command commander and former 21st Space Wing commander, recounts memories of the 9/11 attacks to service members and civilians who gathered to attend the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. Kehler was Team Pete’s wing commander at the time of the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Gen. C. Robert Kehler, former United States Strategic Command commander and former 21st Space Wing commander, recounts memories of the 9/11 attacks to service members and civilians who gathered to attend the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. Kehler was Team Pete’s wing commander at the time of the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - John Suthers, Colorado Springs mayor and former Attorney General of Colorado, address the crowd of service members and civilians who gathered to attend the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony was held at 9/11 memorial, which was created from a steel beam from the World Trade Center rubble. The memorial is one of four present at each of the military installations in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - John Suthers, Colorado Springs mayor and former Attorney General of Colorado, address the crowd of service members and civilians who gathered to attend the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony was held at 9/11 memorial, which was created from a steel beam from the World Trade Center rubble. The memorial is one of four present at each of the military installations in the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -  A reflection of the American Flag bounces off the windshield of a fire engine assigned to the Colorado Springs Fire Department during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony paid respect to the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with the ringing of the “four fives,” a salute volley, presentation of wreaths and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - A reflection of the American Flag bounces off the windshield of a fire engine assigned to the Colorado Springs Fire Department during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony paid respect to the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with the ringing of the “four fives,” a salute volley, presentation of wreaths and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.- A service member looks at a piece of twisted metal during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016, to honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks. The monument was created from the remnants of a steel beam taken from the World Trade Center after they were destroyed 15 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.- A service member looks at a piece of twisted metal during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony held at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016, to honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks. The monument was created from the remnants of a steel beam taken from the World Trade Center after they were destroyed 15 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Service members from the local area attend and listen to guest speakers during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony honored the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Service members from the local area attend and listen to guest speakers during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony honored the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The High Frontier Honor Guard prepare to fire a salute volley during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson AFB, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony honored the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with the ringing of the “four fives,” the salute volley, presentation of wreaths and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The High Frontier Honor Guard prepare to fire a salute volley during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson AFB, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony honored the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with the ringing of the “four fives,” the salute volley, presentation of wreaths and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Staff Sgt. Grady Kersh, 4th ID Band member, plays taps at the close of 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony paid respect to the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with the ringing of the “four fives,” a salute volley, presentation of wreaths and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Staff Sgt. Grady Kersh, 4th ID Band member, plays taps at the close of 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. The ceremony paid respect to the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with the ringing of the “four fives,” a salute volley, presentation of wreaths and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Grimm)

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Retired Gen. C. Robert Kehler, former United States Strategic Command commander and former 21st Space Wing commander, recounts memories of the 9/11 attacks to service members and civilians who gathered to attend the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. Kehler was Team Pete’s wing commander at the time of the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

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