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Patrick-Cape remembers 9/11

Airmen lower the flag to half-staff during a 9/11/01 remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Members of Team Patrick-Cape gathered at the base flagpole to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago on 9/11/01. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Airmen lower the flag to half-staff during a 9/11/01 remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Members of Team Patrick-Cape gathered at the base flagpole to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago on 9/11/01. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Airmen at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., participate in a 2.9K remembrance run, Sept. 11, 2015, in observance of Patriot Day. The 2.9K run symbolized the number of lives lost during the 9/11/01 attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon in Virginia, and Pennsylvania, 14 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Airmen at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., participate in a 2.9K remembrance run, Sept. 11, 2015, in observance of Patriot Day. The 2.9K run symbolized the number of lives lost during the 9/11/01 attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon in Virginia, and Pennsylvania, 14 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, addresses Team Patrick-Cape during a 9/11/01 remembrance ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Members gathered at the base flag pole to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago.  (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, addresses Team Patrick-Cape during a 9/11/01 remembrance ceremony at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Members gathered at the base flag pole to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Space Wing Emergency Management Training NCO in charge and primary narrator, shares with members at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 11, 2015, that we will never forget how Americans responded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and over the skies of Pennsylvania. Members of Team Patrick-Cape gathered at the base flag pole to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago on 9/11/01.  (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Space Wing Emergency Management Training NCO in charge and primary narrator, shares with members at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 11, 2015, that we will never forget how Americans responded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and over the skies of Pennsylvania. Members of Team Patrick-Cape gathered at the base flag pole to honor those who lost their lives 14 years ago on 9/11/01. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens) (Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A remembrance ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy was held Sept. 11, 2015, at the Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, flagpole.

"Fourteen years ago today four airplanes were hijacked by 19 terrorists," said Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander. "It was an act that has defined our generation. I imagine that like me you know exactly where you were standing, and maybe exactly what you were doing, when you heard the news."

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Space Wing Emergency Management Training NCO in charge and primary narrator, said, "We will not forget the events of that terrible morning nor will we forget how Americans responded in New York City, at the Pentagon, and in the skies over Pennsylvania -- with heroism and selflessness; with compassion and courage; and with prayer and hope."

During Monteith's speech, he said extremism exists around the world and poses a threat to our way of life, "but because of women and men like you we will not falter and we will not fail."