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Throughout Guam on Friday several tributes were held in memory of 9/11, the day that forever changed America. 14 years may have passed, but we still remember.

]Guam's first responders stood in solidarity, with police chief Joseph Cruz saying, "It's significant that the Guam Police Department and Guam Fire Department join together because this is really what we do - showing the unity, showing the island we're together on this special day." And on this day in 2001 two planes crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers. 

10,000 people were injured and  close to 3,000 people died, including hundreds of firefighters, paramedics and law enforcement officers. For 60 minutes Guam's first responders lined Marine Corps drive in Hagatna in a wave of remembrance. Chief Cruz said, "This is just our one-hour of our time to show our support to our fallen brothers and sisters that gave their lives on 9/11 in New York City."

But that wasn't the only attack, while the world was watching what happened in New York, in Washington another plane crashed into the west side of the Pentagon - the headquarters for the nation's military.

Chief Cruz is a veteran, while Fire Chief Joey San Nicolas continues to serve in the National Guard, and he said, "For those of us who recently deployed Guam's largest deployment, it's another way to honor them and also honor the latest fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice, Sergeant Aguon and Specialist Flores who gave their lives in defense of our country. It's just a great way to honor that."

At exactly 8:30 this morning, Guam Police and Guam Fire, no matter where they were sounded their sirens and engines in honor of all of our country's heroes. "We just ask everyone to take a moment to remember today. Those that lay their life on the line everyday throughout the year; leave their families at home so they can keep the island protected and our side saving lives as well," said Chief San Nicolas.

And one of those laying their life on the line every day is 23-month-old Noah San Nicolas' father, Brian -in Inarajan this morning little Noah joined the fire station in today's 9/11 tribute. 

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