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22nd anniversary of 9/11 in New York City

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INDIANAPOLIS — The news of the 9/11 attacks sent shockwaves across the country, reaching the heartland of Indiana. Hoosiers were deeply affected by the events unfolding on their television screens, like all Americans.


As the day progressed, a sense of unity emerged as communities across the state gathered for impromptu vigils, church services, and memorial events. In times of tragedy, Hoosiers are known for their strength in supporting one another.


Throughout Indiana, local communities have established memorials and remembrance ceremonies to ensure that the memory of 9/11 lives on. These events allow Hoosiers to gather and pay their respects to the victims and their families. One such memorial is the Indiana 9/11 Memorial, featuring two steel beams from the World Trade Center.


Hoosiers have a deep appreciation for first responders, and this admiration only grew stronger after 9/11. Firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical personnel are seen as heroes, just like those who rushed to the Twin Towers and the Pentagon scenes.