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Trustmark Park prayer services

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Memorial ceremonies took place throughout Mississippi Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

One of the first was a Patriot Day Prayer Service at Trustmark Park in Pearl. A large crowd gathered Sunday morning for the tribute.

A banner commemorated the event with the message "We Have Not Forgotten". There was patriotic music, service men and women and citizens from across the area present to pay honor those who perished 10 years ago today.

"How we remember that day is a mark of our resilient American spirit. We honor and remember those lost, but we also recognize that on that day, a date that once held no special meaning to us, our country and our generation of Americans were changed in an instant," said Adjutant General William L. Freeman Jr., Ret., U.S. Army.

The program also paid homage to Mississippi soldiers killed in the war on terror.

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