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Scott AFB hosts 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony

Airman holds U.S. Flag

Airman 1st Class Andrew Gronbach, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, prepares to raise the U.S. Flag during the Patriots Day at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. Members of Team Scott gathered at the Wing building to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Villanueva II)

Service members raise U.S. Flag

Members of Team Scott honor those who died during the 9/11 attacks during a remembrance ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. There is a 9/11 memorial in the Air Mobility Command Heritage Walk located next to the 375th Air Mobility Wing Headquarters building. A replica of the Twin Towers is positioned inside a planter that is shaped like the Pentagon and capped with a portion of a steel beam from the World Trade Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Villanueva II)

Service members raise U.S. Flag

Members of the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron honor guard raise the U.S. Flag during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. Members of Team Scott gathered at the Wing building to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Villanueva II)

Service members stand in front of fire truck

Members of the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron prepare to raise the U.S. Flag during the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. During the ceremony, members of U.S. Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command and the 375th Air Mobility Wing gathered to honor those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Villanueva II)

Wreath sits on ground

A wreath sits at the base of the 375th Air Mobility Wing installation flag during the 9/11 Patriot Day event hosted at the Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. The wreath was laid by U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander and Belland Eric Belland, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief during the ceremony as the attendees reflected on the events of that day 19 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Service members lay wreath on ground

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander, left, and Belland Eric Belland, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, right, lay a wreath at the base of the 375th Air Mobility Wing installation flag during the 9/11 Patriot Day event hosted at the Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. On that day in 2001, President George W. Bush stated, “Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes or in their offices -- secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers. Moms and dads. Friends and neighbors.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander, left, and Belland Eric Belland, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, right, carry a wreath

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander, left, and Belland Eric Belland, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, right, carry a wreath to place at the base of the 375th Air Mobility Wing installation flag at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020, during the 9/11 Patriot Day event. During the ceremony, Master Sgt. Adam McCarty, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of health and safety, stated, “We remember the bravery of the passengers on United Flight 93, who rose up against their hijackers, and even-though they met a tragic end in that Pennsylvania field, their actions prevented further death and destruction.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Service members reflect during moment of silence

Members of U.S. Transportation Command and 375th Air Mobility Wing leadership reflect during a moment of silence during the 9/11 Patriot Day event hosted at the Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. Prior to this moment of silence, Master Sgt. Adam McCarty, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of health and safety, stated “We remember the ultimate sacrifice that was paid by 2,799 people on that fateful day. Three hundred forty-three of which were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers, 37 were port authority officers and 11 were medics.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Airman provides remarks

Master Sgt. Adam McCarty, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of health and safety, provides narration during the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony hosted at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. Nineteen years ago today, at 8:46 AM Eastern Time, the world watched the worst terrorist attack in American history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Airmen reflect during moment of silence
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Lt. Col. Paul Fredin, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, bows his head during the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. During the ceremony, members of U.S. Transpiration Command, Air Mobility Command and the 375th Air Mobility Wing gathered in front of the 375th AMW Headquarters to honor those whom perished Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Airman stands under tree
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Staff Sgt. Laura Brown, U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America trumpeter, stands under a tree outside of the 375th Air Mobility Wing Headquarters prior to rendering Taps during the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. Within her duties, Brown is tasked to play her instrument at some installation events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander, provides remarks
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U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne, U.S. Transportation Command deputy commander, provides remarks during the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony event hosted in front of the 375th Air Mobility Wing Headquarters building at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020. At the conclusion of Mewbourne’s comments and reflections of that day, Mewbourne and Eric Belland, 375th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, laid a wreath at the base of the installation flagpole. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --

Scott Air Force Base hosted a Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony event hosted in front of the 375th Air Mobility Wing Headquarters building at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Sept. 11, 2020, to honor the memory of those whom perished during the events that took place Sept. 11, 2001.