By Christie Post - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – People all across the country and right here on the South Plains paused to remember this day nine years ago when terrorists attacked the United States.
"You really can't describe it, you say did this happen to the U.S.," says Vietnam Veteran James Nipp.
Everyone remembers the shocking images of the twin towers falling and the day that changed our country.
"It was something real and something the U.S. really had not experienced, terror on our own soil. It kind of an emotional time for everybody," says Nipp.
It's a day that will never be forgotten. Here on the south plains flags are at half mast, people are wearing red white and blue and the Monterey High School marching band walks ten mile across town to a somber beat. Their music, a tribute to the day terror struck the United States.
"It's just a day to reflect that freedom is not free, that people have made sacrifices and continue to make sacrifices," says Lin Gill who walks around the veteran memorial remembering 9/11.
Saturday the band greeted on-lookers at one of their many stops at the veteran's memorial. People around remember where they were on that horrific day.
"I was at work at Texas Tech University when that occurred. A lot of students and clients coming in and it was kind of hectic," says Gary Gill.
"I can still remember going to lower the flags, I will never forget where I was at that moment," says Landon Bonds with the United States Air Force 301st Fighter Wing.
Now the community is coming together vowing never to forget those who fought and continue to fight for our freedom.
"I use this day every year to remind myself of the sacrifices bore by so few for so many. Every year I come out here and pay my respect," says Bonds.
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