Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. The day will be observed with a solemn ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport.
The ceremony will honor eleven fallen Naval War College students and alumni who were killed on September 11, 2001. It will feature a wreath laying and music from the Navy Band.
Speakers include U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel William Bestermann who participated in search and rescue efforts following the 9/11 attacks.
In addition, the late Frank Hanson will be recognized for helping to build a Patriots Memorial at Naval Station Newport. The monument includes a section of limestone removed from the damaged portion of the Pentaagon. Hanson, a local Rhode Islander who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam passed away in July.
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