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The morning sun rises on Sept. 11, 2012, as Walla Walla Fire Department firefighter-paramedic Jim Stovall stands at attention in front of the firefighter’s memorial in Crawford Park on Main Street to commemorate 9/11. Local firefighters took shifts, standing at attention from 7:30-11 a.m. today, during the time of the attacks. According to organizer Anthony Spada the department wanted to do something understated this year. “People have seen enough of the buildings blowing up,” Spada said. They wanted to do something to, “just remember.”

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9/11 memorials lower-key this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused again Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it’s time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

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