A day of tears and tributes across the nation on the sixth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
One of many special ceremonies in eastern Kentucky was held Tuesday night at the Mountain Arts Center in Floyd County.
Images of September 11th remind Lorrie Howard why her son is about to leave for Afghanistan.
Seeing pictures hurts. But she says at ceremonies like this one, people need to see, and remember.
For young people in the audience, it was a lesson in bravery.
Those who lived it know how important those lessons are.
“20, 30 years from now when you're talking to some lad and he hasn't got a clue about the the firefighters and police officers and civilians that died on September 11th, how would that make you feel?” Gary Dotson said.
Howard will show her grandkids the Blue Star Flag, a surprise gift to honor her son at war. They won't forget.
Everyone there on Tuesday night, is thankful for their sacrifice.