Sept. 11 Memorial Service held at Carnegie Science Center

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Photo by Justin Criado

Veterans in town for the Submariners Convention made up a majority of the crowd during a Sept. 11 Memorial Service on board the USS Requin at the Carnegie Science Center Friday on North Shore.

By Justin Criado
By Justin Criado
Hundreds of citizens and veterans attended a Sept. 11 Memorial Service Friday at the Carnegie Science Center on North Shore.
By Justin Criado
By Justin Criado
A veteran salutes the colors as they're presented on board the USS Requin during a Sept. 11 Memorial Service Friday at the Carnegie Science Center on North Shore.
By Justin Criado
By Justin Criado
A Korean War veteran salutes as the National Anthem is sung during a Sept. 11 Memorial Service Friday at the Carnegie Science Center on North Shore.
By Justin Criado
By Justin Criado
The American flag waves in the wind as Captain Jeffrey S. Coran Commanding Officer of the Steel City NROTC speaks on board the USS Requin during a Sept. 11 Memorial Service Friday at the Carnegie Science Center on North Shore.
By Justin Criado
By Justin Criado

By Justin Criado

It’s been 14 years since the Sept. 11 attacks, when terrorist hijackers overtook passenger airplanes and targeted the Twin Towers in New York City, and Washington D.C.’s Pentagon and White House (the airplane en route to the White House crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to overcome the hijackers), claiming 2,977 civilian lives as well as 415 firefighters and law enforcement lives, respectively, in the response.

The Carnegie Science Center hosted a memorial service on board the USS Requin on North Shore Friday in conjunction with the annual, week-long Submariners Convention, which provides submariners an opportunity to unite with their fellow shipmates and submariners from other boats.

Hundreds of supporters and veterans filled the space on the shore across from the submarine as Captain Jeffrey S. Coran, Commanding Officer of the Steel City NROTC, gave a brief speech reflecting on the historic events.

“We can not forget how we came together as a nation that day,” Coran said.

The service concluded with the Tolling of the Bells and a 21-gun salute.

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