Jacksonville paused this morning to honor the men and women who lost their lives on the sixth anniversary of 9/11. They did so through, prayer, song, and silence.
Dozens turned up near the site of the Beirut Memorial, as a brass band played songs that honor America, school children sang, and folks listened as stories were told of several individuals who tragically lost their lives six years ago today.
You could hear a pin drop at 8:46 am as the crowd paused for a moment of silence.
Jack Cohen who is currently a Jacksonville police officer, was at ground zero six years ago today.
He describes what he saw as he stayed and volunteered his help for three days. "Chaos, devastation the brutality. I couldn't even imagine thinking someone could be that brutal for what they did to New York and the Pentagon," says Cohen.
Besides honoring the first responders, and ordinary men and women who lost their lives, the memorial also paid tribute to fallen solders who also gave their lives.