People gathered at the Lejeune Memorial Gardens Sunday for a ceremony to remember 9/11.
Many prayed for the fallen and thanked the service men and women who continue to protect the country today.
Some people held up large photo cards showing those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.
At the center of the ceremony there was an actual piece of the World Trade Center; a steel beam given to the marines of Camp Lejeune by the fire fighters of New York City. A powerful remembrance of what happened.
Veteran Prentis Campbell attended the ceremony and said, "To have a piece of the World Trade Center actually here when you touch it, you feel some type of spirit."
Don Herring with the Onslow Civic Affairs Committee also attended the ceremony. He said, "The military community really comes forth with this recognizing that they are on call in response to events like 9/11 and so it helps us to come back and reflect on those who have given their lives and those who serve proudly to keep our country free."