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Kadena Firefighters Commemorate Sept. 11

Sept. 11 memorial

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conduct a Sept. 11, commemoration ceremony at Fire Station 1 on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019. The ceremony gave Kadena firefighters the opportunity to reflect upon the tragedy of lives lost and sacrifices made as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

Sept. 11 memorial

U.S. Air Force and Japanese firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conduct a Sept. 11, commemoration ceremony at Fire Station 1 on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019. Every year, Kadena Fire Prevention Services members conduct ceremonies or remembrance stair climb events to honor the victims and first responder sacrifices due to terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

Sept. 11 memorial

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conduct a Sept. 11, commemoration ceremony at Fire Station 1 on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019. The ceremony included a final alarm bell ringing, representing when a firefighter dies in the line of duty. The custom of rendering final honors in the New York City's fire department has been a tradition since its origin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron conduct a Sept. 11, commemoration ceremony at Fire Station 1 on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11, 2019. The ceremony gave Kadena firefighters the opportunity to reflect upon the tragedy of lives lost and sacrifices made as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)