Onslow County's Patriot Day pays tribute to 9/11 victims

ONSLOW COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Community members in Onslow County gathered alongside first responders and military service members to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

The Onslow Civic Affairs committee held its annual Patriot Day ceremony at the city hall in Jacksonville.

A moment of silence was held at 8:46 a.m., the time of the first impact at the World Trade Center.

Officials also read the names of some of the people killed in both the terror attacks and the following War on Terror.

The first responders who served in New York City on that horrific day say 9/11 is a lesson we can never forget.

"The actions that our military is going through right now, still fighting the war on terrorism, we have to be constantly vigilant as a group, as a people, to support our first responders, to support our military," says Carl Urbina, retired NYPD.

The Patriot Day ceremony has been held by the city since 2006.