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Team Seymour remembers 9/11

From left, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Gough, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, Brent Collins, 4th CES fire captain, and Senior Airman Leland Soper, 4th Security Forces Squadron force protector, run around the 2-mile track on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Seymour Johnson personnel performed a 24-hour run in honor of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

From left, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Gough, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, Brent Collins, 4th CES fire captain, and Senior Airman Leland Soper, 4th Security Forces Squadron force protector, run around the 2-mile track on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Seymour Johnson personnel performed a 24-hour run in honor of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Airmen compete against each other during a remembrance run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. The run featured two categories of 5k and 11k runs, with the top five men and women run times for each category receiving shirts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Airmen compete against each other during a remembrance run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. The run featured two categories of 5k and 11k runs, with the top five men and women run times for each category receiving shirts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Wallace sounds TAPS during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. The hour-long ceremony included a color guard consisting of firemen and defenders, a slide show documenting the terrorist attacks, four guest speakers and a 21-gun salute by 4th Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Melissa Wallace sounds TAPS during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. The hour-long ceremony included a color guard consisting of firemen and defenders, a slide show documenting the terrorist attacks, four guest speakers and a 21-gun salute by 4th Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Troy Jones, 4th Security Forces Squadron commander, delivers a speech during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Members of the Seymour Johnson community came together to reflect on the events of 9/11 and honor those who lost their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Troy Jones, 4th Security Forces Squadron commander, delivers a speech during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Members of the Seymour Johnson community came together to reflect on the events of 9/11 and honor those who lost their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Decota Thomas (left), 4th Security Forces Squadron fitness monitor, and Airman 1st Class Benton Vandergrift, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, await the signal to begin a 24-hour run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Seymour Johnson personnel are conducted a 24-hour run in honor of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Decota Thomas (left), 4th Security Forces Squadron fitness monitor, and Airman 1st Class Benton Vandergrift, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, await the signal to begin a 24-hour run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Seymour Johnson personnel are conducted a 24-hour run in honor of those killed in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Members of the 4th Fighter Wing Honor Guard stand at parade rest awaiting the order to begin a 21-gun salute during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Airmen began the ceremony with a 24 hour memorial run carrying a 9/11 Remembrance Flag to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Members of the 4th Fighter Wing Honor Guard stand at parade rest awaiting the order to begin a 21-gun salute during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Airmen began the ceremony with a 24 hour memorial run carrying a 9/11 Remembrance Flag to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Sean Quinby, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, delivers a speech during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Some Airmen wore ruck sacks, gas masks and firefighting ensembles to show their respect for those who died. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Sean Quinby, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, delivers a speech during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Some Airmen wore ruck sacks, gas masks and firefighting ensembles to show their respect for those who died. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class John Nieves Camacho/Released)

Tim Moore, 4th Security Forces Squadron gate guard, writes his name on a participant list during the 9/11 Remembrance Run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Many people signed up to run a one hour block of the 24-hour event, which paid tribute to those lost in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)

Tim Moore, 4th Security Forces Squadron gate guard, writes his name on a participant list during the 9/11 Remembrance Run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Many people signed up to run a one hour block of the 24-hour event, which paid tribute to those lost in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chana Lawlor, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office representative, marches while carrying a ruck sack and wearing a gas mask during the 9/11 Remembrance Run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 12, 2012. Lawlor marched more than four miles wearing approximately 80 pounds of gear to show his respect for those lost in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chana Lawlor, 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management office representative, marches while carrying a ruck sack and wearing a gas mask during the 9/11 Remembrance Run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 12, 2012. Lawlor marched more than four miles wearing approximately 80 pounds of gear to show his respect for those lost in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shawn Patterson, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, and his wife, Ginger, run with the 9/11 Remembrance Flag during the 24-hour run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Many members of Team Seymour ran to pay tribute to those lost in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shawn Patterson, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, and his wife, Ginger, run with the 9/11 Remembrance Flag during the 24-hour run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2012. Many members of Team Seymour ran to pay tribute to those lost in the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Dwyer, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, carries the 9/11 Remembrance Flag as he leads members of his unit during a remembrance run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 12, 2012. The 24-hour run, hosted by 4th CES firefighters, was one of many events held on base to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Dwyer, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, carries the 9/11 Remembrance Flag as he leads members of his unit during a remembrance run on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 12, 2012. The 24-hour run, hosted by 4th CES firefighters, was one of many events held on base to commemorate the anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson/Released)

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. -- Members of the Seymour Johnson community came together here Sept. 11, 2012, to reflect on the events of 9/11 and honor those who lost their lives.

"We wanted the Seymour Johnson community to have a venue to remember and reflect on the 9/11 event," said Sean Quinby, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief.

The hour-long ceremony included a color guard consisting of firemen and defenders, a slide show documenting the terrorist attacks, four guest speakers and a 21-gun salute by 4th Fighter Wing Base Honor Guard Airmen.

"Everyone has their own story about where they were and how they were affected by the event," Quinby said. "Being able to come together and pay tribute is very important."

Airmen began the ceremony with a 24-hour memorial run carrying a 9/11 Remembrance Flag to pay tribute. Some Airmen wore ruck sacks, gas masks and firefighting ensembles to show their respect.

"I felt honored to pay tribute to the (fallen)," said Senior Airman David Fort, 4th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, who ran his portion wearing a gas mask and ruck sack. "We are a big family of firefighters: whether you're civilian or military we all have that commitment to saving lives."

Since the events of 9/11, 6,570 servicemembers have lost their lives supporting Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
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