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Scott Air Force Base hosts 9/11 memorial ceremony

Staff. Sgt. plays taps

Staff Sgt. Laura Brown, Band of Mid-America head of auditions, plays taps during the 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 11, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. On this day, Scott AFB takes a moment to remember those lost during the tragedy on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Hudson)

Airman stands in front of flag

Staff Sgt. Laura Brown, Band of Mid-America head of auditions, stands at attention during raising of the flag at the 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 11, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. During the ceremony, the flag in front of the 375th Air Mobility Wing building was raised to half-staff in remembrance of those lost on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Hudson)

A formation stands behind the U.S. flag

Airmen from Scott Air Force Base pay their respects during the 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 11, 2019, at Scott AFB, Ill. The ceremony was attended by Airmen from all over Scott AFB, as the base remembers those lost on this day 18 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Hudson)

Official party stands for a moment of silence

The official party pays their respects with a moment of silence during the 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 11, 2019, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The official party featured Jennifer Welch, who was at the Pentagon during the attacks on September 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Hudson)

Airmen gather for 9/11 memorial ceremony

Airmen from Scott Air Force Base pay their respects during the 9/11 memorial ceremony, Sept. 11, 2019, at Scott AFB, Ill. The ceremony was attended by Airmen from all over Scott AFB, as the base remembers those lost on this day 18 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Hudson)

Airmen rings bell

Staff Sgt. Paul Hartmire, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs the bell ringing during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. Ringing the bell is a tradition used to remember those who died during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

Airmen carry wreath

Col. J. Scot Heathman, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mark Cornell, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, place a wreath in front of the flag during a 9/11 ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. The wreath was displayed in remembrance of those who died during the terrorist attacks 18 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

People play bagpipes in front of firetruck

Musicians from the American Legion play bagpipes during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. The ceremony paid tribute to the thousands of people who died because of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

women give speech

Jennifer Welch, 375th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, shares her 9/11 story during a remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. Welch was working at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2001, when 184 people died during the attack on the west wall of the building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

375th AMW commander gives speech
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Col. J. Scot Heathman, 375th Air Mobility Wing commander, delivers a speech during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. The ceremony paid tribute to the thousands of people who died because of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

Woman gives speech
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Jennifer Welch, 375th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, shares her 9/11 story during a remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. Welch was a Pentagon employee during the attacks. She recalled watching smoke rise from the building and rushing to get her son from the Child Development Center nearby. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

Airmen raise flag to half-staff
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U.S. Air Force Airmen raise the flag to half-staff during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2019. A flag at half-staff is a symbol of mourning and distress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Miranda Simpson)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. -- Scott Air Force Base honors the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, during a ceremony outside of the 375th Air Mobility Wing headquarters building.