A memorial service was held in Ayden Saturday to remember those lives lost nine years ago.
It began with a moment of silence.
Then the crowd sang along to "Amazing Grace" and paid tribute to the "Star Spangled Banner".
Mayor Stephen Tripp also gave a speech saying, "People went inside and risked their lives as the first trade building caught smoke, then the second one. The EMS personnel, firefighters, police department, just like our own in the town of Ayden would have done."