Created: September 11, 2019 08:39 PM
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — A bell rang in Irondequoit on Wednesday for the fallen of September 11, 2001.
It was just one of several events in the Rochester area on Wednesday for the 18th anniversary of the attacks. The annual ceremony on the Town Hall Grounds brought together Irondequoit police and local leaders from both parties.
Those leaders say it's important to keep the memory alive of those we lost.
"You remember exactly where we were, what we were doing, and who we were with," said Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo. "The phrase 'do you remember where you were?' was given new meaning that day."
"I talked to my kids this morning about what happened 18 years ago, and was struck by the fact that there is now an entire generation of Americans alive who have no memory of that day," said Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello.
Flags were at half-staff on Wednesday to further honor the victims.
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