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Richmond marks 9/11 anniversary

A remembrance ceremony will be held in Richmond on Monday. (Source: NBC12) A remembrance ceremony will be held in Richmond on Monday. (Source: NBC12)

The anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were remembered in Richmond on Monday with a ceremony at Kanawha Plaza.

The event included a performance of the Fort Lee Brass Quintet, a ringing of the bells and a moment of silence. Richmond's T-Soul and Fort Lee Sgt. David Dormeus also performed. 

First-response leaders, city officials and Richmond business leaders were also in attendance. 

"16 years ago, many of us saw images that will be forever etched in our minds," said Mayor Levar Stoney. The people who died on Sept. 11 "were family. ... Today is a day of service. Today is a day on, not a day off." 

Following the ceremony, attendees had the chance to learn more about emergency preparedness with Richmond's Office of Emergency Management and take a tour of the Mobile Command Post. 

"September is National Preparedness Month and the city of Richmond wants to ensure that more and more residents are prepared for disasters," the city said in a press release. 

Following those events, volunteers were headed into the city at 2 p.m. to begin service projects. 

You can also watch the full ceremony below:

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