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Community members honor 9/11 heroes and local corporal

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Community members gathered Friday morning at Katsman Park to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and to remember a local corporal who died in the line of duty.

A thousand American flags flew as Amazing Grace was sung by all who gathered for the tribute. It was an emotional day for family and friends who came to remember fallen Corporal D. Robert Harvey of Lubbock. Harvey died last April after a drunk driver hit his patrol car head on.

"It means a lot to us. We loved Harvey; he was one of us. It's just so touching. He was our brother; he was our best friend," said Jack Mitchell who worked Harvey for several years.

During the ceremony doves were released to the tune of a children's choir all wearing red, white and blue. Harvey's family watched in appreciation.

"We cherish the time we did have with him, and we're honored to say he was my husband and the kids' dad, and son. And the community support is really helping us get through this," said Harvey's wife Stacy holding back tears.

Harvey's parents and younger brother were also at the ceremony. "It's a day I will never forget. April 26th to us was our 9/11. So it's a special day not only for our son's sake but for everybody in New York too," said Harvey's father Danny.

The American Tribute of flags will continue to be on display throughout the weekend.

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