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Several 9/11 remembrance ceremonies are planned across the river region today.
A number of schools in the area will hold 9/11 ceremonies. Since many of the younger children were either too young to remember September 11th or weren't born yet, teachers say the school ceremonies are especially important.
At Lee High School, the ROTC will hold a flag ceremony this morning with music and guest speakers from Maxwell Air Force Base.
At 10:15 a.m., elementary school kids in Holtville will sing simultaneously with a school in Holtville, California. They'll sing 'God Bless America' some 2000 miles apart.
Many schools will host programs put on by the volunteers with the Corporate Day of Service.
Elsewhere across the city, the Montgomery Fire Department will participate in a ceremony remembering the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Every firefighter will report to the flagpole at their station at 8:45 this morning, and they'll lower the flags to half staff following an invocation.
Mayor Todd Strange and city leaders will be at the fire station on Carmichael Road. Flags at the fire stations will be lowered and remain at half-staff until 8 a.m. Wednesday.
City Leaders will join Woodmen of the World Lodge 298 in Prattville, who will mark the anniversary at the fire station 3, for a ceremony that begins at 7:46 a.m. Flags there will be lowered to half-staff.
Governor Robert Bentley has ordered all flags to be flown at half staff today and is encouraging Alabamians to observe a moment of silence at 7:46 this morning, which was the time the first plane hit the towers.