Updated 09/11/2012 04:31 PM
Fort Bragg remembers 9/11 tragedy
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FAYETTEVILLE — Eleven years later and America continues to say "We will never forget".
On Tuesday, hundreds of people gathered on Fort Bragg to remember the lives lost in the 9/11 tragedies and pay tribute to the men and women who continue to serve today. Ask almost anyone and they can tell you where they were on Sept. 11, 2001 and exactly what they were doing when 9/11 occurred.
"I can tell you that I was lacing up my boots, had just come back from PT. I was here on Fort Bragg, and I was sitting in my house and I was sitting in front of the TV watching the news and the first plane hit the tower” said Capt. Ivan Castro
Castro was one of several service men and women who participated in Tuesday's ceremony on Fort Bragg. He said people must remember the thousands of lives lost that day and every day since then.
He said it is living proof freedom is not free.
"Every day we must be grateful for the freedom that we have, because someone is paying for that freedom. There is a cost to that," said Castro.
Hundreds of soldiers, firemen, and police officers from Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, and surrounding areas were in attendance Tuesday. All focused around the fact that 9/11 is something we can never forget.
"That to me is significant, is that we never forget, because of what we have going on today in our country we can never forget. For those events that significantly impact our lives, such as 9/11 that we as a country can never forget,” said Fort Bragg Police Officer Carey Johnson.
Over 12,000 soldiers from Fort Bragg are still serving in nine countries across the world.